Friday, 21 June 2013

cheating with a robot


I love a fun quilting project.

It started with this fabulous cheater quilt print by Cynthia Frenette.



I initially thought about hand quilting it but with so many other projects on the go I decided to machine some concentric circles to echo the background design on the fabric.



I quilted round the heart and then drew round a plate to get my first circle. I used my quilting guide and walking foot to echo the circle.



I found I had the perfect thread in one of my Aurifil sampler packs. I'm trying to use these in different projects, it is really great trying the different weights. I used the variegated 12wt cotton #4648. It was fabulous in my machine and I used my usual 50wt Aurifil in the bobbin and the back looks great too!





I chose to do a solid scrappy binding and I think it works really well. I used Silent Cinema by Jenean Morrison on the back, as I had some left over from the Owl Love You quilt.


This quilt is for sale SOLD in my Etsy shop




Linking up:


at Thirteen in '13 this week
and finish it up friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
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34 comments:

  1. so cute! I love the variegated thread you choose, and the circular quilting is the perfect touch for this quilt :)

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  2. What a fantastic print! I love this quilt :) I've been thinking about using 12wt Aurifil on my machine so good to hear that 50wt in the bobbin worked well.

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  3. Love the quilt and thankyou for the Spoonflower info. Our daughter has a robot-themed nursery for their 1st baby coming in August. Just ordered the panel for them :-)

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  4. Oh, now. That's one cute quilt, Lucy! Great finish.

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  5. Beautifully executed circles! wow! I am so impressed!

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  6. Beautiful quilting Lucy. Were all the stops and starts challenging? I'm thinking of trying this quilting on my hexi bee quilt.

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  7. Cute! And that thread is just perfect.

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  8. It's lovely! I especialy like the quilted circles, I haven't tried to do any myself because I'm scared!! I'll have to get brave and give them a go soon because I love how they look :)

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  9. Cute! I'm really going to have the try the variegated thread some time, it looks awesome and those circles are so perfect!

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  10. It looks amazing!! & love the variegated thread, it suits it perfectly! xo

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  11. Very cute and that thread matches perfectly.

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  12. Lovely indeed! Such a cute robot and I love how you quilted it, thread and circles :-)

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  13. I love it! I never would have thought there was enough thread on one of those spools to do all that quilting - it just confirms what I've always suspected: I'm useless at estimating!

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  14. Fantastic and i think machine quilting is perfect for this quilt. Love the thread and binding!

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  15. That is so cute! I wouldn't have even known it was a cheater print.

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  16. i was wondering how you got those great circles on, thanks for sharing your method! the thread is a really cool touch, front and back. oh, and the backing - good pick. there, i think i've complimented every part of it now. =) don't you love the quick-together quilts?

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  17. So so cute! D you have a robot themed room (Fred's?)...yu should!

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  18. Amazing!! So completely adorable <3 it :)

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  19. Really nice and I like how you have done the quilting. Di x

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  20. Wonderful! I think this is the best cheater print I've seen and your quilting is great!

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  21. so cute - I love cheater prints :-)

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  22. This is SO, SO cute!! I have a boy and a few nephews that would go crazy over this! I love it and the quilting!

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  23. That is the coolest cheater print!! And the circle quilting is way cool, like big waves of love radiating outwards!!

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  24. It looks amazing Lucy, and love that thread

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  25. It looks a lot of fun Lucy! Still managing to get lots of things done - you put me to shame!

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  26. Wow! How adorable! I'm over 50 and I would like that on my bed!

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  27. Just love that robot panel - your quilting is just perfect too!

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  28. Super job - your quilting is brilliant and isn't that thread just perfect.

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  29. I didn't know you could use Aurifil 12wt on a machine, but had thought it would look cool as a top stitching or quilting thread. Glad you were the one who tried it first and your machines ok! It does look great. Love concentric circle quilting.

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