Monday, November 19, 2012

FM Challenge for November

Got this challenge done over the weekend, I was making a quilt for a great-nephew and used the swirl techniques from the SewCalGal challenge on it to get both of them taken care of.

I did the larger swirls around the outside border on the sides.
 I added a striped border on the top and bottom of the quilt so it wasn't a square, then I quilted some small swirls in the white part of the stripes.  Since the quilt is for a baby boy, I didn't want to add too many swirls--would they make it look too feminine? 
I tried to make them look more like waves than swirls!
 I did take a photo of the whole finished quilt, but it wasn't in focus.
This month's challenge was easy, I've been doing swirls in my quilting for a while now and really enjoy making all kinds of them.  
One more month to go in the challenge. 


  1. Hi, Laura. Cute quilt. I like swirls too. They seem to be ocean waves for me. They're so dynamic and they add movement. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
    best, nadia

  2. Ooh, I love how you used the swirl motif on some of the stripes in your border fabric! I'm going to have to try that myself. Neat effect!

  3. Laura, it looks great! What a neat idea to just do the swirls in part of the stripes - very nice! ~Jeanne

  4. Awesome quilt! You must have worked non stop to get this done in a weekend. I think swirls are a bit feminine just fine for a baby boy. This quilt doesn't need anything else in my opinion.