Today I'm working on a color wheel quilt that I started in 2013. The pattern is from The Purl Bee.
The fabric is all hand-dyed by me, with the help and supervision of Kristin of A Little Crispy. She was kind enough to give me a half-day crash-course in dying. I love the results! The piles of hand-dyed fabric are so beautiful that I had a really hard time cutting in to them.
I sewed these blocks together and then abandoned the project. I remember I was on the fence about how to quilt and bind it, and I wasn't thrilled with the curved seam on the center circle. I wanted to do some fancy free motion quilting on this, but my skills weren't there yet. They're still not. After re-examining this WIP, I decided to leave the slightly-wonky curved seams alone. I remember ripping and restitching the seams a bunch of times when I initially pieced the blocks, so it's probably as good as it's going to get. I decided on straight-line quilting with variegated thread. Simple and colorful. I love it!
I'm going to attempt a rainbow binding. I'm more than a little nervous about that because I have limited quantities of this fabric, and I hate having a lot of seams in my binding. Wish me luck!
Love this bright wheel! Nothing like some gorgeous hand dyed fabric to brighten the rainbow! I love hand dyeing fabric...so much fun and work!ReplyDelete
It looks great! I am sure however you finish it will be awesome.ReplyDelete
good luck, though I'm sure you won't need it! It's looking great and the binding you've got planned will really finish it offReplyDelete