Saturday, December 15, 2012

Hammering Out Another Wheel

I finished another wall hanging yesterday.  This Carpenter's Wheel is going to a friend and fellow quilter with a birthday in between the holidays.

I started out intending to use Christmas fabrics, similar to the one I made for my sister recently (which she has hanging in her kitchen now).  However, I just wasn't quite feeling it this time, so I looked around at what else the stash might have to offer.

My eye quickly settled on the beautiful purple print this same friend had gifted me last Christmas.  I pulled a batik scrap and then another light blue/pink/white batik for the third fabric.

Here is the free pattern I used for the block.  I cut the squares for the HST pieces at 3-7/8 inches and the solid squares at 3-1/2 inches.  The project finishes at about 24 inches square.

The backing was a thrift store find earlier in the year.  Love those colorful sun/moon faces!  Also, I wish you could feel this soft fabric and its wonderful quilted texture under your fingertips.  Dreamy.

It is quilted in a Sulky variegated thread with just the right amount of shimmer.

I'll be mailing this out soon, so it will arrive in time, of course, but also because the longer I look at it, the more I might want to keep it!  ;)  Fortunately, I have some leftovers that will make a fun mini or mug rug.

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December Finishes

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Sharon said...

Very pretty with the blue and green.
Happy holidays!

Sarah Craig said...

That is so beautiful, P.! Your friend is very lucky... Whoop whoop!!!

Karen said...

Love all the wheels you have made and this blue/green is gorgeous! You remind me I need to get my Christmas wheel out before it is too late. :) said...

Gorgeous fabric choices on this block. They do finish large and have considered making a quilt with them because you don't need many for a full size!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I love the fabric you used! Yummy:)

Shay said...

What a lovely gift. Im sure the recipient will be thrilled.

You made those batiks sing!

MomWaldsPlace said...

You have such a knack for pairing fabrics and patterns!

hueisei said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing

Elizabeth said...

I love how it turned out! Great colors and I think that backing is perfect! Love these swoon blocks . . . maybe someday.

Great finish & thank you for linking up!

xo -E