Swirling Out of Control

This past week I have been working on my submission for the Michael Miller Couture Cottons Challenge for Quilt Con.  Each person who signed up was sent 8 fat eighths of the pastel colors from the Couture Cotton line by Michael Miller. I have found this to be especially challenging because pastels, for the most part, turn me off, but hey, that’s what makes this a challenge…right!

I have posted a couple full views on Facebook and on Instagram. I don’t have a good pic on my camera to post on here.  I will share a full view when it is all done.  For now, here is a picture of my quilting progress. I finished the FMQ yesterday and started on the straight-ish quilting. I am doing gentle curves with my walking foot.

Pastel Challenge Quilt - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comWhen I finally finish this one up, I will tell you all about my inspiration and how I made the quilt.  Maybe by the time I finish I will also have a name, right now it I am just calling it the pastel quilt because I just haven’t thought of anything more fitting yet.

I will tell you black thread on black fabric is very challenging to quilt with because it is very hard to see where you have been and to keep the swirls from running into each other!

Have a happy Monday!


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8 Responses to Swirling Out of Control

  1. Mary C in WA says:

    With the black Background, it isn’t really Pastel. Swirling dervish from Sound of Music comes to mind.

  2. Susan says:

    On the other hand, it’s also very hard to see where any stitching might have crossed! =) I’m sure it will be fabulous. I like what I can see of it, and the black was a GREAT choice for background! It makes me so happy each time I see you using your wonderful machine. (I like Anne’s color study hung on your wall behind the sewing machine, too!)

  3. CeLynn says:

    the black really sets the pastels off! Looking good!

  4. Barb N says:

    I didn’t realize you were doing that for a competition – good luck! I think you came up with a great design for this challenge 🙂

  5. mrs pickles says:

    looks pretty neat!! good luck!

  6. kaholly says:

    Can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with. I think black is difficult to sew on, period!! Good luck!

  7. Michele says:

    I love this quilt — Swirls!

  8. Anne says:

    I love the pastels with the black! Very striking. No idea on names, though. 🙂

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