Friday, March 29, 2024

Cindy Grisdela improv piecing quilt - Final - Swirls

This is a continuation of a previous post about the quilt started in a Cindy Grisdela class on improv curved piecing.  

I quilted the piece with straight lines using black thread and a walking foot.  I placed the lines by using the edge of the walking foot.  I don't why it is that the lines eventually drift one way or the other.  I know that this is not only my problem.  Jacquie Gering posted a YouTube video a few years ago about solving the drifting problem.  And she has written THE BOOK about walking foot quilting.  So, what I did was to quilt 5-6 lines on the left side of the block, then 5-6 lines on the right side.  When those were done, and were clearly drifting, I sewed right down the middle of the block.  Each remaining section of unstitched space was then divided and quilted, until all of the unquilted sections were done.  I like the look of some lines thin and some wider.  It makes my quilt a little more human-made.  And I am a maker.

Its faced with solid black fabric and measures 41"x 41".  I named it "Swirls".

I hope you like it.


  1. The circles were the perfect add. It is a beautiful piece!--TerryK@OnGoingProjects

  2. This is wonderful! Love the flow. - Mar-tea