Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Color Wheel Quilt

It's been a while, but here's another project from my Curves class taught by Rachel of Stitched in Color.  The very last projects were celebratory quilts - what a great idea!  This post should mean I've completed at least one project from every week of the class.  Yay!

My emotions with this quilt went from excited, to unsure and feeling a little circus-y (yes, I realize that's not a real word), to hopeful, to loving it!!

When I first started picking out materials from my stash for this quilt I thought I would be giving it away.  It looks like the family that was going to be on the receiving end of this one is going to be getting something else.  I don't think I can part with this cheerful quilt.

This curves were definitely precise curves, meaning there was a concave and convex cut that had to match up (with the seam allowance) and be sewn carefully.  Yes there was some unpicking, but it was worth it.

My husband and I tried to take pictures of this one last week,
but the wind was not cooperating!
I debated quilting patterns.  My first idea was to sew circles in the color wedges and lines (like rays emitting from the circle) on the white.  Then I was worried there would be too much stop and starting.  So then I resigned myself to sewing just the straight line rays.  THEN I convinced myself to sew just the circles.  There was still quite a bit of stopping and starting, but I figured to go for it anyway.  I think this quilt is going to spend the first part of it's life hanging in my sewing room as a decoration anyway so it will be saved from constant washing for a while.  See the circle in the very middle.  I think I sewed and re-sewed it at least 5 times...  Sadly, my first attempt was my best.

I even love the back.  I love the dark blue.  Sometimes it's fun to not have enough of one color for the back, because then you get to be creative all over again on the same quilt.  See my little tag on the side.  I made it using this tutorial.  So easy.

I hope it added a little sunshine to your day!  I know it did mine!

Check out the other projects from the Curves Class!


  1. Great quilt! love all the colors! Thanks for sharing at {Homemade By You}

  2. I have awarded you the Versatile Blogger award today on my Blog... CONGRATULATIONS!!!


  3. Curves class looks like it was a lot of fun. I've seen some really fun projects from it. I didn't realize until today, just how big the colour wheel quilt was! It's really great!

  4. That is so cute!! Love it! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  5. This is so beautiful and creative, love it!

  6. This is gorgeous. You must be so pleased with your progress throughout this class. I love this quilt - the colours are lovely. Thanks so much for sharing at our party this week.

  7. So great...I would love to make one of these!

  8. This is such a beautiful quilt! Perfect to bring to the park for a picnic and play time. It is a goal of mine to learn how to quilt someday. I am pinning this for sure!! - Sarah @ Repeat Crafter Me

  9. I love the colors. The tutuorial included was great too. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  10. Very pretty - great vivid colors!

    I am so glad you came by to link up to the party at Embracing Change!
    Please come back this week again! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  11. This is beautiful! And so creative! Thanks for linking up to What I Learned Wednesday!

  12. I really like the colors you used for the circle quilt. I didn't think of a circus at all. Beautifully done! Mine is still in the planning stage.

  13. What a gorgeous quilt Britt!! Great work!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  14. Beautiful quilt, and I love your attention to detail to make it as close to perfect as it can get ;) Jacki@redheadedmommy.com

  15. AWESOME! What talent and I love your images, they are very inspirational!Thanks for sharing this at Natural Mother's Seasonal Celebration Sunday! x

  16. What a fun blanket! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  17. very pretty!
    Thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday xxx

  18. I love the circle quilt! (Enough to know how hard curves are to sew!) Great job! You are quite the seamstress!

  19. I wouldn't be giving this quilt away, Britt. I love it!!!


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