Spring Wheels by JAQS
I love this quilt for many reasons:
- The way it feels to the touch. The free motion quilting gives the quilt a very cozy consistent feel all throughout.
- The process of making it. It was my first time making pinwheels and I LOVE it. This is definitely a technique I will use again.
- The colors reminds me of spring :)
- The different colored pinwheels.
- The backing - repeats the colored pinwheels and uses my spring favorite fabric.
Reminds me of warm spring days with a slight breeze in the air:
This is the newest addition to the studio. I had a blast making it. I love all the different colors and how they all combined together to create different wheels:
The back repeats the spring wheels:
Don't you just love that pretty and playful Starling fabric? There's some in the front and the back of this quilt - adding a whimsical touch:
Binding is from the Peaceful Planet line from Studio E:
This is quilt #1 of 2 Spring Wheels. For this one I decided to use a free form quilting style. It adds a whimsical feel to the quilt and make each of the part of the quilt flow into the other. I love how it adds a consistent texture to the whole quilt. I'm working on quilt #2 now - it has more of a structured straight-line quilting style. I can't wait to see how the two differs once it's quilted :). I'll share #2 as soon as it's done. For now I am enjoying looking at #1.
Spring Wheels (#1)
Front: 100% Cotton Prints and Solids. Showcase fabric: Starling by Alexander Henry
Batting: Warm & Natural 100% cotton
Backing: 100% Cotton Solid (Amy Butler & Kona Solids)
Completed Dimension: ~60" x 66"
Quilting Method: Free Style Meandering
Binding: Machine Sew to Front and Hand Sew to Back (Peaceful Planet by Studio E)
Thanks again Amy for hosting the Bloggers' Quilt Festival Spring 2011.