Christa’s Quilts – Spiraling out of Control

Spiraling Out of Control was originally made for the Riley Blake MQG challenge as an experiment in line, form and texture. The blocks were improvisationally pieced without the use of foundations or templates, then squared up to the same size. The quilting was all free-motioned on my beloved Bernina.

This quilt epitomizes my philosophy of “perfectly imperfect quilting” along with my enthusiasm for the modern quilting movement. Sometimes I feel like my ideas are constantly spiraling out of control, and it’s all I can do to keep them contained.

Modern QuiltSpiraling Out of Control Stats:

  • Designed, pieced and quilted by Christa Watson; designed in EQ7
  • Finished size 70″ x 70″, completed February, 2014
  • Pieced and quilted on my Bernina 710 (no BSR)
  • Fabrics: Riley Blake Basics; batting: Quilter’s Dream Orient; Aurifil 50wt cotton thread
  • Quilting design: all FMQ including the straight lines, stitch in the ditch, and zig-zags
  • Time to complete: 82 hours – top (30 hours), quilting and binding (52 hours)

Honors and Awards:

Click here for more detailed work in progress pictures.

Quilting Detail

9 thoughts on “Christa’s Quilts – Spiraling out of Control

  1. Jennie says:

    I love this quilt, and the name is perfect for how I feel sometimes. Please post when you create a pattern or put it in a new book.

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