It's time again for the Bloggers Quilt festival! This year I'm entering 2 quilts - here is my Color Wheel quilt that I finished late last year. I'm entering it in the "ROYGBIV" category. My Mendocino Doll Quilt (entered in the "2 color quilt" category) is here. My incentive to finish this quilt was the arrival of my in-laws from France for a 3 week visit. I wanted them to have a nice quilt on the wall of the guest room! Click the button above to see hundreds of quilts on display in many cool categories!
|Pin basted and partially quilted|
I made the quilt using the Color Wheel quilt pattern from Purl Soho and Joelle Hoverson from the book Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts.
|Orange and pink|
I started with a Color Wheel Quilt bundle, also from Purl, but then I added a BUNCH of Denyse Schmidt as well as other designer fabrics that I love. You only need a fat eighth of each fabric! (Purl also offers a color wheel bundle using Liberty prints - very decadent!)
|Pink and purple|
The hardest part is deciding which fabrics to use and in which ORDER!! Laying them out on my flannel design wall helped a lot!
|Greens and yellows|
You put together the quilt in quadrants, and it's pretty simple to assemble.
|Center quilting detail|
After assembly, I marked the lines with a ruler and a hera marker. I was surprised how easy it is to see the lines. Straight line quilting went pretty fast! Instead of stitching in the ditch between the fabrics, I stitched just on the edge of each fabric. It feels more sturdy to me when done that way.
|The blue side|
The white center and edges as well as the binding are made from Kona white.
|In the garden|
I made a sleeve for the back and used an old piece of baseboard trim I had in the garage to hang it on the guest room wall. It's the perfect size for the room!
|Greens and pinks|
My mother in law loved it, my parents got to enjoy it on their stay, and a friend who stayed recently threatened to steal it! : )
|Some of the bright colors|
Design: Joelle Hoverson - Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted gifts
Fabric: Color wheel quilt bundle from Purlsoho + stash
Quilted: Straight line quilting by me : )
Size: 56"/143cm square
Completed: November, 2012
|In the guest room - want to come stay? : )|