I got a wild hair this summer to make this quilt. I had seen it on Very Prairie Blog, and then bought the book "Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts " by Joelle Hoverson. From this beautiful book I made my first project, and I blogged about it here.
But I always had this one in the back of my mind as a doable first quilt. A gift for someone having a baby. It has lots of colorful bang for your buck. So I ventured out to JoAnne's with a coupon and found 52 different fabrics to make my color wheel. Well, I had some fabrics from this project, and I used them where the could be fit in. So I think I actually bought about 45 pieces. And when I cut it out I cut 2 of each so I have another one ready to go when I want to make it again.
|Here are all the pieces laid out on my kitchen counter and butcher block so I can get the look. Love the space in the new house.|
|You sew the wheel in quadrants. Here I've laid out pairs and pinned them.|
|I took photos of each quadrant laid out so I could make sure I put the pairs together correctly|
|Here is the chaining method I used (learned from UTUBE) to continuously sew the pairs.|
|Here's what it looks like when you've chained pairs. I used a leading fabric to start sewing, then sewed right onto my actual fabric. Then I clipped in between.|
|This is the back side of one quadrant. I pressed the seam allowances toward the darker fabric where I could.|
|My inspiration was a dog blanket from Old Navy that my other dog used to sit on in the car. Mochi loves this. one and we use it for training "go to your bed."|
It has terriers but no Yorkie. Darn.
Then, he waited patiently for his treat which I was glad to give. No teeth punctures noted on the instructions. I wonder how well that would work with a piece of steak? Wish I had that one when we found the dead squirrel in the back yard last weekend.
|And here's the graduate. 3lbs and all hair. He's attempting to sit/stay.|