I am thrilled with the way it turned out, even if it did seem to take forever to quilt it. I used my go-to Aurifil 50 wt. 2021 and quilted radiating circles a bit off center. The deceiving thing about quilting these circles on a rectangular quilt, was that once I reached an edge, it felt like I must have accomplished a lot…however in reality I was maybe 1/3 of the way done!
I agree with my mom that the circles really seem to give the quilt a lot of movement. I love the overall effect it created, and will most likely do this again, but probably on a much smaller quilt next time :)
My circles aren’t the smoothest, especially toward the center. It’s not easy to keep them smooth while you are shoving your quilt through your machine, but it really did get much simpler as I went out. Then I had to make sure I held up the weight of the quilt top so that it wasn’t pulling down as I was trying to stitch. Clearly it was worth the work. And look at the perfect backing…this quilt truly does make me happy :)
Now I get to share it with my class on Wednesday and not feel so bad about giving them homework!