Spin Cycle – Finished!

This feels like a project that took forever, even though I pieced the blocks just last winter and only put it on hold because Miss Kate was announced, and clearly I needed Miss Kate borders. But I’ve been collecting the fabrics forever, so it was a long time from the first purchase to the finish.

And speaking of the fabrics. Every.single.Bonnie and Camille.line. Except April Showers. Meh. Sorry. Can’t win ’em all. But Bliss, Scrumptious, Happy Go Lucky, Marmalade, Vintage Modern, Ruby, and of course, Miss Kate. All there.


And they play so nicely together in this design! Spin Cycle is a Cluck Cluck Sew pattern, and it was very well done. The only quibble I have is that it uses exactly 9″ of fabric…so if your quilt shop is not a generous cutter for squaring up, you might have a bit of trouble. I only had one piece that was short, but I was able to cut those pieces from the scrap. I don’t know how well the cutting worked for fat quarters, since all of mine were quarter yards.

It’s a really white quilt. I looked at a lot of Miss Kate for the border, but I kept coming back to the white floral. Which is a stupid idea with kids and CC. But in the end, I decided I didn’t care. It was definitely the right border.

I debated the two greens for border/binding, and finally asked my husband. He declared that the Miss Kate was a better demarcation line. Me: “Uh, you mean stop border?” Him: “Same thing.” But totally different languages.

I Red-Peppered the binding again. It’s a really easy method to get the hang of, and I think it looks good. And can stand up to repeated washings!

The backing is Bungle Jungle by Tim and Beck. I wanted Miss Kate, of course, but there wasn’t any wide backing. And at 82″ square, I wasn’t going to piece backing. I picked it thinking it would go well with the aquas on the front…totally forgetting that I already had the green binding. Oh well, they don’t look terrible together. Just maybe not a combo I would have chosen on purpose.

And oh, the quilting. I love the quilting. Spirals with flowers with more spirals. I was going to do light grey, to blend with the background {which is Jasmine Tea by Jessie Aller and I love it and I wish I had a whole bolt of it} but the ladies at the long arm rental place threw aqua at me instead. Sometimes it’s good to have a whole roomful of people to help make decisions.

Doesn’t this look like an artful shot? It’s actually falling off the fence. And I finished it on Tuesday so I would have plenty of time to get pictures…but it’s rained every minute since I pulled it out of the dryer. And the forecast for my half marathon on Sunday? More rain. Yeeha, I hope there’s a Starbucks close to the finish line!

{Oh, and by the way – giveaway for Make It Do pattern over here. In case you missed it.}


22 thoughts on “Spin Cycle – Finished!”


Congrats on the finish. It turned out beautifully. The white border looks perfect.

Hopefully the weather guy has it wrong and you’ll just have overcast skies for your run.

Judy Blinkenberg

Your quilt is Beautiful! I have this pattern and most all these fabrics, but I doubt mine would be half as nice as yours! This is a wonderful quilt with the colors in perfect placement. It is Well Done! Congratulations to you. It’s a quilt I admire very much!

LIn M.

Cute pattern. Churn & Dash is one of my favorite blocks. Do like Bonnie & Camille fabric, even April Showers.


Love these blocks. And the border is perfect.:)

Karen H

What a lovely fresh quilt. I love your fabric choices. Good luck with this entry!


Love love love love love love!!!!! Seriously. But you knew that already.

You’ll lock it up the next time I am in the great state of WA… right?! 😉

Heather Graves

This quilt was an adventure – at least reading about it was! It’s a beautiful quilt and I love your ‘action shot’ of the quilt falling off the fence. Hope your marathon went well!


Well, here I am — at the “other end”. Sorry I didn’t take too many breaks along the way to write comments but you know how it is when undertaking a marathon — I didn’t want to be slowed down. I’m glad to have met your Little Man and watched your progress through so many projects. Now I’m off to re-subscribe through Feedly, my favourite reader!


Yes! I love this quilt. 😀 You’re right about the different collections playing so well together. Hope your 1/2 today went well for you!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts

Such a pretty quilt! I love that you waited for just the right fabric for the border. The backing is perfect; it gives a sense of the unexpected and works wonderfully. And my hubby and I speak different languages all the time! 🙂


Beautiful! I love the combination of fabrics, and especially the borders. (Even the demarcation one.) LOL. Your quilting looks fantastic too.


This is a wonderful quilt. I am thinking it needs to live at my house instead of yours (ha ha).


This is stunning! I really love Bonnie & Camille fabric and they are perfect for this pattern. Beautiful finish! Thank you for linking up at TGIFF!

Lisa at The Quilting Bird

Beautiful quilt, I love the fabric choice. The two greens in the border and binding work wonderfully together and add extra interest to an already pretty interesting quilt! The quilting is quite beautiful. Love it.

Jennie T

Absolutely gorgeous Kate! I like the green with the aqua backing. It’s fun!

Okay, quilt photography. Sheesh! Drove around town this morning, searching for some cool spot to photograph my quilts. Nary a one. Ended up doing the oh so fabulous quilt shots. With wet leaves. And mud. Loved it, and I feel your pain.

Good luck this weekend! Have a great race!

Sew Crafty Jenn

I love this! A beautiful combination of fabrics and you’re right, that pattern is perfect!


Katie….it is gorgeous!!


Yay, a blog that lets me comment! =) Your quilt is wonderful and your photographs are so good. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

Lorna McMahon

Congratulations Katie Mae! What an absolutely beautiful finish! I seen some Miss Kate in person at my LQS this week. Very tempting! It was perfect for the border here. Lovely quilting job. Such a fun combination of motifs!

Jenny Coyle

A gorgeous quilt – how cool to have all those Bonnie and Camille’s, all such lovely designs. Great work with it all! (And good luck for the half marathon, that would be my kinda nightmare so I admire anyone who takes on that sort of physical challenge!)


This is gorgeous! It must feel great to have it all finished after such a long time!

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