Monday, July 29, 2013

Color Wheel Quilt...

My granddaughter has been admiring the color wheel hanging in my sewing room. As a budding artist, she needed one too! My colors may not be perfect, but I was pretty happy with what I found in my stash for each of the color wedges...


 I used my "Fat Cats" ruler, which is just a 30 degree ruler, to cut the wedges 8 1/2" long. I sewed a white strip cut 1" x 10" to each wedge and trimmed it even with the wedge. Then it was just a matter of sewing the 12 wedges together in a circle. There's a circle appliquéd in the center and the outside edges are just turned under 1/4" and machine appliquéd to the background. Some spiral quilting, Architextures binding and it was done!



I happened to have a bit of Crafty Chloe fabric leftover and it seemed the perfect backing...


{Couldn't resist zooming out to get my Crepe Myrtle in the picture...}


And here's a sneak peek at my next project. I'm getting ready for an upcoming retreat and cutting out the blocks for this beauty... "Fresh" from Simply Retro.


I also received this lovely rug mug from an equally lovely friend on Saturday. Miss Nancy, a member of our Redbird Bee, made this with scraps leftover from my Bee block!


Yes, quilters are the nicest!!!

15 comments:

  1. Love it! The touch of white between the wedges looks great!

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  2. Super cute color wheel, you just have a great eye for that sort of thing! Have fun on your retreat.

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  3. Love your color wheel and Crepe Myrtle!

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  4. Love it! This would be a great school project for understanding the Color Wheel.

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  5. pretty color wheel! Great colors I think!
    I also love that new Art Gallery line -- that quilt will be so pretty!

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  6. All such beautiful work! I love the "Fresh" block. Great colors! Love the colors in the mug rug, too... the grays look so pretty with the pinks and oranges--very inspiring palette!

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  7. Wow, what a fun idea and so astute of you to know your granddaughter would love this too!

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  8. Your blocks look great and I love all your fabric choices. So colorful!

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  9. Love the color wheel! Super wonderful! Love the block as well, gorgeous colors! So glad that you like the mug rug! I enjoyed making it!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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  10. Wow ,your cooler wheel is great and the quilting also ,I love all of your quilts and all the wonder full fabric and colors you use. Every time you show a new quilt ,I want to make it also ! However , I do need to finish up some of my unfinished tops.. Thanks ,Jean

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  11. Everything is lookin' LOVELY! What an awesome mug rug. Can I pin it!?

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  12. I have been wanting to make a color wheel quilt forever but have been a little intimidated by the idea. Your solution of using the Fat Cat ruler is just the push I need since I already have one.

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  13. Your granddaughter is one lucky lady. I need a Color Wheel quilt in my sewing room too. May I borrow your idea to make one?? I love how yours turned out. I may put a different backing on my though. :) :)

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!