Red and White Winding Ways

I am participating in Sew Cal Gal’s “A Year of Red and White Quilts” Challenge.

My entry is my “Red and White Winding Ways.” Here she is, quilted and bound:
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I quilted the concentric circles using the Gammill Work Station accessory as seen here. It fits onto the table that normally holds pantograph patterns:
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A stylus travels in groves in a template and guides the sewing on the quilt itself. With this concentric circle template, when one circle has been sewn, the stylus must be moved to the next size circle to make the second circle of quilt stitching.
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I did seven rounds of concentric circles of quilting within each large white circle of patchwork over the entire quilt top.

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As the concentric circles were completed, areas of curved cross-hatching developed:
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I went back to each white circle of patchwork and quilted a flower design in its center using a 3.5 inch plastic template to get the partial circle that formed the petals:
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I used large straight pins to mark the placement of the eight petals for each flower motif:
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The blocks with white backgrounds and red crosses had this resulting quilting pattern:
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And the blocks with red backgrounds and white crosses had this resulting quilting pattern:
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Red circles of patchwork:
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White circles of patchwork:
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A view of the red polka dot backing and red with black dots binding:
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I used a single layer of Hobbs 80/20 batting and cream colored Glide thread for this quilt. All the pieces for the patchwork were cut with the Accuquilt GO! Winding Ways die set.
For more posts about the making of “Red and White Winding Ways,” search my blog using “Winding Ways.”

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10 Responses to Red and White Winding Ways

  1. SewCalGal says:

    Gorgeous red/white quilt. Love the fabrics you selected and the quilting is absolutely perfect for this quilt. I also enjoyed seeing photos of your gammil. I always wondered how longarms got such perfect curves/circles, which work so well for this winding ways quilt.

    Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

  2. Diane says:

    Wow the quilting is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your process, it’s so interesting.

  3. Frances says:

    I love the a Winding Ways pattern. Your quilt looks lovely, and thank you for sharing the process you used with your Gammil. Your photos are really clear, and show off your quilting beautifully.

  4. Béatrice says:

    Wonderful work and quilting ! congrats

  5. zipjezopje says:

    Just love this one, also high on my to-do list, the winding way. Wow what a beautiful quilting, thanks for showing how it works on a longarm.

  6. QuiltSue says:

    I just love it. The quilting is great too, thanks for sharing how you did it.

  7. It is beautiful, thanks for sharing your quilting technique. A longarm machine sounds like a great addition to a quilter’s machine collection.

  8. Suzanne says:

    Gorgeous! The quilt is perfect.

  9. Rosemary says:

    I love your quilting and wish my Premier Gammill had the capabilities to finish my Winding Ways top.

  10. Pingback: Wrap-up – Year of Red and White Quilt Challenges at Quilt Shop Gal

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