Friday, November 20, 2020

Cartwheel

I'm excited to share my latest finish - my QuiltCon Together entry for the fabric challenge!



The quilting was all done with my walking foot - echoing the design and then just straight lines on the diagonal.  There is a bit a hand quilting in there too.

You can really see the quilting on the back of the quilt.  (I used a light light gray solid for the back.)


The quilt measures 36'' x 36''.

I've been on a fabric diet for 2020, buying only what is needed for a project.  Covid and not being able to browse freely in a fabric store is certainly making my diet easier to adhere to.  But so is all the fabric I already own that isn't finding its way into projects.


The MQG challenge was to make a quilt of any size using at least 3 of these 4 specific prints plus add any solids that you want.   I added my own additional rule - use only the fabric sent by the MQG (essentially fat 8ths) and only the fabric in my stash.  

You can see how I used the fabric on the block intersections.


When it came time to name the quilt, a trip through the thesaurus and trying words like thrifty or frugal approach came up the word parsimonious.  I sat with that name for awhile but then decided that I wanted a more a joyful name and decided on Cartwheel.  (In my entire life, I've never been able to do a cartwheel and given my age, I've no expectation that this will change.  Calling the quilt Cartwheel is as close as I will get to the real thing!)

I am really excited by my finish!

Have a wonderful day! Patty

13 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous quilt with fantastic quilting! ~Jeanne

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  2. Really like this one! Also admire you for sticking to your plan to use only fabric on hand.

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  3. I love the fun look of Cartwheel! The colors are so pretty together! The use of the contrast fabrics at the intersections is creative and your hand quilting adds to its uniqueness!

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  4. The name really does give the quilt a joyful and fun feeling. I really like the hand embroidery / quilting details at the intersections.

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  5. What a great quilt. You did a wonderful job.

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  6. What a wonderful quilt! The pattern, the color placement, and the quilting combine perfectly. Love it!

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  7. Wow!! Your quilt looks fantastic. I really love the quilting on it.

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  8. Love the quilt! Love the quilting! Love the name! It's fantastic! The hand embroidery really kicks it up a notch! Stay safe and have a great day!

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  9. Love this little quilt, and your attention to detail...the hand work is a wonderful addition! :)

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  10. I really love this quilt. Thanks for the closeup photos so I could see the hand stitch. The machine quilting you did compliments the piecing very well.

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  11. Very cool quilt. The quilting is terrific for the piece.

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