Thursday, February 25, 2010

Another challenge

All the strings are sewn together and patches are cut. 

  I always wanted one of those southern quilts, so I decided to make a wheel quilt.

 I started playing with the patches on the design wall and got lost in it! 

There were so many ways I could arrange those wheels.

As I started putting the patches on the wall I noticed the secondary pattern appearing!

   I said to myself, " Would you look at that!"

I kept putting them on the wall for a while. 

And it took me to that happy place!

A little girl looking at the Ferris wheel  at the fair-grounds thinking to herself, "Wouldn't it be nice to see the

world from up above? "


 My challenge?

I am afraid of heights and complicated piecing...

How do I put this together?

Except for the centers, I intend to machine piece this quilt. I have never done anything like this before!

So, wish me good luck and off I go to my sewing room to get busy!

I will give it a good try or come back and graciously accept the defeat!

Happy quilting!


  1. Fabulous!! You can piece this. Have you considered sashing?
    What is your idea of a Southern Quilt. I think of the rural southern quilts as those with quilting that looks like truck tire treads, and almost as thick. Sally

  2. Thank you, Buffy!

    I would think the quilts from south would be thick as you mentioned because they were made from scraps and filled with cotton. I also believe that they would be bright and colorful with very heavy quilting.

    If I use the sashing, the pattern will be lost. Did consider it at one point!

  3. What an interesting secondary pattern! I love your blocks - they will make a fabulous quilt!

  4. In one of the "Collaberating" books by Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran there is a similar quilt where they used the same fabric to connect the blocks. It seemed to ground the quilt. You'll figure it out and it will be wonderful! Are you having to dig out from yet another snow storm? -helen

  5. what fun - can't wait to see it all together!

  6. wonderful blocks. I love string quilts so always wonderful to see a fresh take on them. eek for getting those together - good luck!

  7. Wheels and Spokes

    This is just too wild ! ! ! ! !

    Can't wait to see how this evolves.


  8. Oh WOW what a great pattern. Any chance you'll be sharing it? My scraps are eating me out of house and home. LOL

  9. Just found your blog -and love it. This quilt is amazing. Love the colors and the feel.

  10. I love this pattern. I'm on a crusade to empty my scrap bin so I may have to make some of these.

  11. LOVE this!


  12. This is really beautiful! Let us know how you get it pieced!

  13. I just had a chance to visit your blog after my friend Melody mentioned you in hers. Your work is wonderful and full of energy. The colors make me smile. Can't wait to see what you do next.

  14. you're right about the sashing, and besides really tough to do with the wedged circle.

  15. You all have been very kind!! Thank you for visiting my blog!
    I am slowly but steadily making progress on the quilt. I keep saying to myself, "just keep swimming.. just keep swimming..." (my daughter's favorite line from the movie, Finding Nemo)


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