TGIFF- Unwind Quilt

Jaybird quilts unwind quilt

I finally finished my “Unwind” quilt!

This is a gift for a member of my husband’s family and I’ve been working on it off and on for months.  The pattern is “Unwind” by Jaybird Quilts and I used Jeni Baker’s Blogger Bundle from Fat Quarter Shop.  I don’t normally buy preselected bundles, since choosing the fabric is part of the fun, but this one was so pretty.

jaybird quilts unwind quilt

The pattern and Lazy Angle Ruler that you use to cut the fabric was a gift from my friend, Alison.  I don’t think she even knew that the pattern was on my to-buy list!

Jaybird Quilts Unwind Quilt

This is the first quilt I free-motion quilted on my new machine and it was SO easy and fun.  I did a combination of flowers, leaves and spirals.

Jaybird Quilts unwind quilt

I decided to make the back out of one fabric (Momo Oh Deer “Sparrow”), so I pieced it together and matched the print (fun times).

Jaybird Quilts Unwind Quilt

Here’s a close-up of the quilting.

I’ve hit a bit of a learning curve with my photography right now.  I hadn’t taken photos in this yard since moving back and every spot seems to be a mix of bright sun and dark shadows and I don’t do well when trying to take photos with lots of light contrast.  I realized after downloading the photos that there is a powerline shadow across the quilt in most of the photos.  Not an issue when we were in Sonoma County!

I would take the quilt back out in the afternoon light, but to be honest; A. I wanted to get this post done before Friday was over and B. everytime I go outback, the kids get end up covered in mud and I’ve already met my mud quota for the day.

Jaybird Quilts Unwind Quilt

Of course, sometimes the best lighting is in the unexpected spot.


Linking up with TGIFF at Quokka Quilts.

20 thoughts on “TGIFF- Unwind Quilt

  1. Love it!! I’m so glad you love your new sewing machine, too. Getting a new machine can be SUCH a scary prospect. 🙂 It really is a lovely quilt. What is the backing?

  2. That is such a cool quilt! And your quilting is fantastic! I totally know what you mean about the learning curve with photography – my challenge has been trying to figure out the light now that the leaves have all fallen from the trees.

  3. Love your quilt! I wandered here via the Monday Link-Up. Just had to click on “A Long Winter Nap” … my kind of winter sport, too … 🙂 Pat

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