Mum's Garden Pieced Quilt Top

Mum’s Garden {Update}

It’s taken me longer to get back to share an update about my Mum’s Garden quilt top progress than I anticipated. I had a queue of other work that demanded some attention, but I was able to finish the smaller 3″ finished curved piecing and complete the quilt top a little over two weeks ago.

Mum's Garden Pieced Quilt Top

Mum’s Garden Pieced Quilt Top

The Mum’s Garden quilt top is now 60″ x 72″ and I still can’t get over how much I love this color palette. After getting the quilt top pieced, it sat for yet another week on my design wall while I procrastinated on basting the quilt. Trust me at this point that the basting is done; I took my time and spread out the work over several days.

Mum's Garden Quilting Plan

Mum’s Garden Quilting Plan

Using the Procreate App on my iPad and finger doodling spirals, the above is a rough idea of my quilting plan. I will be using the variety of color matched 50wt Aurifil thread colors I ordered (see below) and quilting overlapping spirals across the quilt. I’m positive about where the center of the spirals for the darker colors will be centered, but I think I might need to wait and see how the actual sizing and proportions finish before determining the centers of the spirals for the off-white thread.

Thread Color Selection

Thread Color Selection

My biggest concern is about getting tucks in the back of the quilt with all the movement from quilting. My plan is to do several spirals and then evaluate if I need to re-baste the edges prior to quilting with the off-white thread.

What are you working on this week?

19 thoughts on “Mum’s Garden {Update}

  1. vivian383 says:

    Love this quilt!!

  2. Cindy P says:

    I really like your quilting plan! I know you don’t spray baste but might be a consideration for this one.

  3. A great quilting plan for a great design!

  4. That quilting would completely intimidate me, but you’ll do a great job with it. Love the spiral idea, and I like the design of the quilt as well!

  5. Suzanne says:

    This is lovely Yvonne! The starry shapes at the sides are the perfect touch. Can’t say I like the colors (sorry!I’m a cool colors kind of person) but the design is elegant and I can easily visualize it in other colors. Due to the juxtaposition of dark to light, it’s a bit of an optical illusion and I can see it a little differently every time I look at it.
    Like Cindy said, this might be a candidate for spray basting. I don’t like inhaling the stuff, but June Tailor brand is pretty good. It isn’t horribly smelly, can be used sparingly and re-positioned if needed. I worry about shifting too, so for larger pieces I like to machine baste in addition to the spray. I use a walking foot and as my machine will make 10 mm basting stitches, it’s fairly quick. Working at a moderate speed, I make straight lines out like a spider web. I baste from near the center to the four corners first, then ‘divide’ each quarter of the quilt in half, center to edge, then divide each 8th of the quilt in half, then … you get the idea…until I’m satisfied that it’s well-stabilized. A lower tension the large stitches prevent puckering quite nicely. I realize most people don’t have a machine that will make such long stitches but before I had the machine, I would lay the quilt on the dining table, weight it with cans of tuna or whatever, then stitch by hand. It was a little tough on my back, but better than the floor (impossible at my age!).
    I’m currently finishing the FMQ on a cute baby quilt – it’s a whole-cloth panel with a large letter-alphabet and decorated with lots of cute little teddy bears – fun!

  6. WOW!! I am never disappointed when I visit your blog – you have the best and truly unique quilts!!! I really like this one – and the colors are just so cool together!!! SO!! Will you paint a room to match this one too πŸ˜‰ LOVE it!!

  7. Jayne Willis says:

    This is a beautiful finish! The colors really work in more ways than one. I love the quilting plan and hope it goes smoothly for you!

  8. Debbie says:

    Excited to see your plan in action!

  9. Sally Melvill says:

    Love, love this Yvonne. The colors are perfect and the design magic.

  10. I love how this is coming along! The palette is so different from your usual work and it just sings. Do you do your spirals with a walking foot, or with free motion? Just curious.

  11. Rita Long says:

    I like it very much. Another creative piece.

  12. Melanie says:

    The quilt and also you quilting plan are absolutely gorgeous! Good luck and enjoy πŸ™‚

  13. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    I love this colour scheme. I love this pattern. And I love the quilting plan. Such a great idea. Good luck.

  14. patty says:

    Great quilt. Overlapping spirals will be awesome.

  15. This is just fabulous Yvonne! I love how it turned out! It’s spicy, it’s autumn, just such a lovely palette! I like your quilting plan too. Have you ever used spray basting? I am assuming you are quilting on a DSM? I’ve found it holds the layers really well. I did a huge spiral on my DSM on your Wayward Transparency quilt and there were no wrinkles. πŸ˜‰

  16. helen says:

    getting tucks in the back of my quilt is always a concern of mine Yvonne! It is a comfort to realise you have such concerns too. I love how this coming along, I always thought browns are a very under rated group of colours. They lend themselves very well to modern quilting, they have moved on since all that 1950s interiors dark brown

  17. Kaja says:

    I love these spicy colours too and am full of admiration for your beautiful piecing. The spiral-y quilting plan looks just right too.

  18. Shannon says:

    These colors are FAB! I especially love the burgundy! Have fun stitching her up πŸ™‚

  19. The quilt top looks great and those overlapping spirals will be the perfect complement to it. I can’t wait to see how it turns out πŸ™‚

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