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Topic: Huge color wheel (my first quilt!)  (Read 9462 times)
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« on: August 25, 2010 11:56:23 AM »

I'm quite proud of this! It's based off of the pattern in Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts, but seeing as I only had access to it for a few days it's not exactly what they say to do. Also, it's huge!

I used different colored threads for the quilting, depending on where the lines were radiating. I also hand-stitched a little circle of fabric and batting to the center to disguise the messy intersection.

Here's the back (it's not actually lopsided, just hanging oddly):

Close up of the binding (I used this tutorial):

And a size reference!

This was pretty fun to make, even though I messed up quite a bit and there are many imperfections. Comments welcome!

Anyone have a couple extra felting needles? I'll trade for them!


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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010 12:08:15 PM »

OMG I LOOOOOOVE THIS!!! I am wisting it now!! You did an AWESOME job!

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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2010 12:33:46 PM »

I think this is... AWESOME! So incredibly cool! I love the varied thread colors. I love the fabrics of the circle. I LOVE this quilt!
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2010 12:58:49 PM »

Great quilt! And you could use it to figure out color schemes from a distance, or you could drape them against each other. I'm imagining all sorts of quilted origami to see if colors go together.

Maybe I would just have too much fun with a quilt like this.  Smiley


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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2010 01:20:48 PM »

This is just FANTASTIC, you have every right to be proud Smiley  Hiting 'This Rocks' right now.

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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010 05:56:13 AM »

oops! I'll say it again, this is AWESOME!!!!

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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2010 12:15:34 PM »

I couldn't just walk away after popping over here from the CAL board.  This is way worth two posts!!

The colored threads are genius, seriously.  I love the circle in the middle too, that is a wonderful idea!  This is so fantastic.  I'm hitting This Rocks right now!

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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2010 10:12:46 PM »

first quilt? wow it is beautiful, great job!
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2010 07:55:29 AM »

This is really nice! And I love how the quilting compliments the patchwork with all the spokes going out like little rays...
Is it bound multiple times or are the inner two inner sections borders?
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