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samedi 16 novembre 2019

Quilting en spirale / Spiral quilting

Après une longue, très longue réflexion, j'ai décidé de quilter Véga.
After a long, very long thought, I decided to quilt Vega.


Ce sera un motif en spirale, ça fait un moment que j'en vois sur Internet, et j'aime bien le rendu. Et pour mon quilt tout en pointes, ce sera un bon motif pour arrondir et adoucir un peu tout ça.
Je suis partie avec du fil gris bleuté en bobine, et blanc en canette puisque le tissu de dos est majoritairement blanc.

It will be a spiral quilting design, I’ve been seeing it on the Internet for a while, and I like the effect. And for my quilt all in points, it will be a good pattern to round and soften it a little.I chose a blue grey thread in spool, and white in bobbin since the backing is mostly white.


Réglage de la machine, je commence par des petits points : 1.5 au tout début pour le premier cercle puis 2.0 et 2.5 quand la spirale s'élargit.

Setting the machine, I start with small points: 1.5 at the very beginning for the first circle then 2.0 and 2.5 when the spiral widens.



Vitesse minimale, je commence point par point au début : un point + une rotation, un point + une rotation... oui c'est un peu long à démarrer !

Minimum speed, I start point by point at the beginning: a point + a rotation, a point + a rotation... yes it’s a bit long to start!


Ne pas oublier la tige qui va bien, et qui permet de garder le même espacement entre 2 spirales. Ici j'ai choisi 3/4 d'inch (un peu moins de 2 cm).

Do not forget the guide that goes well, and that keeps the same spacing between two spirals. Here I chose 3/4 inch (a little less than 2 cm).

Le début est un peu compliqué, malgré le pied transparent je ne voyais pas bien le cercle... qui du coup n'est pas rond.
C'est un quilting assez sympa à faire, les 6 ou 7 premières spirales demandent beaucoup de concentration et de manipulation constante du pied de la machine (le relever tous les 2-3 points pour pivoter légèrement) et du quilt (ça pour tourner, il tourne !), mais ensuite ce n'est que du bonheur !

The beginning is a bit complicated, despite the transparent foot I didn't see well the circle... which therefore is not round.
It's a fun quilting to make, the first 6 or 7 spirals require a lot of concentration and constant handling of the walking foot (lift every 2-3 points to rotate slightly) and of the quilt (it turns a lot!), but then it’s only happiness!


22 commentaires:

  1. The spiral is probably my favorite way to quilt a project! You are right, takes a lot of concentration on the first two rotations but then it just goes! I love it! And even when I do a tight spiral, it doesn't take very long. This is beautiful!

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  2. I love the look spiral quilting can give to a top! Great tutorial of your method.

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  3. looking good. I tried a spiral once and it bunched up in the center and wouldn't lay flat I have not tried it since - I didn't use a walking foot though

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  4. Superbe, j'aurai commencé en colimaçon, mais le votre n'est pas mal et puis, ce n'est pas là dessus que l'on va s'arrêter. Bravo pour votre avancée. Bisous
    Germaine

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  5. intéressant,je n'ai jamais fait ce genre de quilting,je découvre,çà rend bien
    Très bon dimanche

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  6. I've spiral quilted a few quilts, and love the look of it! My first circle is never very round either. I think your quilting looks wonderful!

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  7. I really like the look of spiral quilting...I need to try this! :)

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  8. Those circles will look very pretty with all the points. You are doing a great job.

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  9. I like spiral quilting too, and have used this design a couple of times so far. As you know, starting the spiral can be a little tricky, but after the first few spirals is gets much easier. And I love the effect this quilting gives.

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  10. I like the combo of the stars and spirals. Looks great.

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  11. Great quilting choice. I look forward to seeing the finished quilt. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

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  12. Le début d'une spirale n'est jamais facile. mais après quand ça roule... c'est super et le rendu est toujours bien, je trouve. Bel exemple chez toi :-) Bises

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  13. Hi Frederique! I really enjoy the look of a spiral quilting pattern, and have done it a few times. It looks like it was an excellent choice for this quilt top - I can't wait to see the full reveal. Thanks for linking up today! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  14. Trying out new techniques is always fun.
    It often takes some time for the result to be 100% as you want, but with practice the result is great.
    Lovely block.
    Have a nice day!

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  15. Your spiral looks great! I, too, have admired this quilting technique but have been too afraid to try it myself. I worry that in all the twisting and turning of the quilt, I will get shifting of the layers causing pleats and puckers on the backing side. How did you do the basting for Vega, and did you do any marking at all or rely completely on that little guide bar on the presser foot? I'm looking forward to seeing the effect on the whole quilt when you've finished it!

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    1. Hi Rebecca, I spray baste the quilt before quilting it, and it was so much easier this way. No pleats, no puckers, and the quit turns very smoothly around the needle. No marking except the very center and the first spiral (and beside my clear foot I wasn't able to stich right on the mark...) with a small stitch lenght. Then it's just following the previous stitched line with the guide bar, and regular stitch. Surprisingly quick and easy!

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  16. It looks great and better than what I could have done on a domestic.

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  17. I love spiral quilting, and crosshatch too.

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  18. Lovely spiral! And I think it will look wonderful on this quilt.

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