Do you remember that song by the 80s one hit wonder band Dead or Alive? Well after a lot of consideration and great suggestions, it seemed the perfect fit for my new quilt. What a labor of love this quilt has been. The design was inspired by a modern poster and per my usual I picked some fabric and started cutting and sewing. My husband’s woodworking measuring tools once again came in handy and at the end I got pretty good at piecing concentric circles. I did crosshatch irregularly spaced quilting with Aurifil thread for the first time and used my ever-dwindling mustard linen for the binding.
The very best part of this quilt was the practice of making a vision come to life using my own methods. More and more I find myself straying from quilt patterns made of repeated squares (though this quilt does use 10 inch squares that I cut up and put back together in different order). The big and bold patterns are calling me and I have so many other ideas waiting to be made. I hope to come back to this pattern sometime soon as I have visions of one with a bold red background.
Hope you had a peaceful Thanksgiving.
28 thoughts on “You Spin Me Right Round”
I love the movement in this quilt. Maybe it’s a “broken record.” Remember those?
“You spin me right round, baby right round, like a record baby, right round, round, round.” Yes Wanda for sure I remember records. Pretty sure the continued lyrics are what drew me to the song title? Thank you 🙂
As a child of the eighties (and a bit of the seventies too) I have fond memories of this song. I love what you’ve been getting up to lately with your self-made patterns and can’t wait to see what’s next. Love, love, love the irregular cross hatching on this too (might have to steal that, sorry).
There is no such thing as stealing when it comes to cross hatch quilting. I have admired it on others and glad you get a chance to try it out as well-surprisingly fun and easy. Look forward to seeing your take on it.
Love everything about this quilt, the quilting is perfect.
Thanks so much Anita
This quilt is stunning! I love the broken circles! Love everything!!
Rachel, coming from you, that is huge. Thank you.
The quilting on this makes me want to reach out and touch my screen… if only it would really let me feel the yummy texture! I now have “You Spin Me Right Round” stuck in my head. Fun! 🙂
Can’t. Get that song. Out of my head! I think you would like the crosshatch quilting Yvonne. Pretty easy.
I love this quilt and my husband would too as he collects vintage, vinyl albums…. (actually I think he is buying back all the old albums he used to have) 🙂 Beautiful quilt!
Thanks Ruthann. Isn’t it crazy how the things we took for granted are now collector’s items?!
Of course I know that song! It is one guaranteed to send me straight to the dance floor (on the rare days I stay out past bedtime) or sing along in the car.
Lovely quilt. At this rate, you will have me buying solids and trying to be modern. I doubt I could pull it off as well as you do, however.
You do what you do beautifully Karla. Wouldn’t modernize or change your beautiful style for anything. 🙂
very cool! Kudos for doing something truly of your own design
Thanks Ann 🙂
This quilt is completely awesome. I love everything about it, but especially the colours and quilting. You should see the dude who sang that song now. He’s had waaay too much plastic surgery! 🙂
Ha! So many from the 80s have not faired so well I guess?! Good lessons. Thanks for commenting On my quilt-was very fun to make
Gorgeous, as per usual! I love when a project goes from vision to reality! That’s the way to do it. I love your creations and can’t wait to see what you have in store.
Thanks Kitty, ditto
What a great, fun quilt!!
This turned out beautifully! The circles alone are interesting, but I loved how you cut and rearranged them into a different composition.
Thanks it was a super fun project for sure 🙂
This design is so strong and unusual I shivered when I opened your email. Completely outstanding, thoroughly elegant. LOVE it!!
How sweet are you?! Thanks so much for the feedback Elizabeth 🙂
I just saw this on flickr and I just love this!!!