Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Top Spin {Finished Quilt}

I'm so excited to share this finished quilt with all of you! My Top Spin quilt is done!

I started this quilt in 2016 as a leader and ender project. The pattern is by Melissa Corry for Moda Bake Shop! The original pattern uses 64 blocks for a queen sized quilt and I made 48 blocks for a twin sized quilt.

I took this quilt to Michigan over Christmas and told my mom that she could do whatever she willed with the quilt -- either take it with the next batch to her long arm quilter or quilting it herself on her mid-arm. She decided to quilt it on her mid-arm and practice her ruler quilting and the results are gorgeous!

In the grey background areas she did straight line ruler quilting and in the colored HSTs she did a loopy meander -- this is exactly what I had envisioned for the quilt! The thread she used is actually a variegated grey, which you can see in some of the photos.

The backing is from the HBD Shop and is a plum dot extra wide fabric and my mom also used it for the binding. I really like the purple-y frame around the mostly-grey quilt.

The next person who comes to visit us will get to use this quilt in the guest room!

Quilt Stats:
Name: Scrappy Top Spin
Size: 72 x 96
Quilting: loopy meanders and ruler work by my mom on her mid-arm
Started: December 2016
Finished: February 2018
Future: Guest room quilt

Sharing at Finish it up Friday Oh Scrap!, and Needle and Thread Thursday!


  1. Very beautiful! I love the low volume nature of it, and your mom's quilting is lovely, all that ruler work, on such a big quilt no less! What is a leader and ender quilt?

  2. This turned out wonderful! I have not done any sewing in over a week, I need to get busy.

  3. It looks great, and what a fun collaboration and effort with your mom. :)

  4. Surely such a family endeavor will end up being a family heirloom! Great job by both you and your mom :)

  5. What a fun quilt! I love that your mom helps you with the quilting and that guests will enjoy it in the guestroom.

  6. The colors, the pattern and the quilting all come together beautifully.

  7. Beautiful quilt! I like that it is colorful yet calming. It will look great on the guest bed.

  8. Hi Alison,
    That is one lucky quest who gets to sleep underneath this quilt! Not only is it stitched with love by you, but then quilted with love by your mom! I love her choice of quilting. I really love when people share closeups for us novice quilters, and you can really see it well on the picture of the back. ~smile~ Roseanne

  9. Congrats on a beautiful finish!

  10. Great scrappy quilt Alison. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!


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