Thursday, March 1, 2012

Whimsy Wheel Baby Quilt

One of the quilt patterns I developed for Curves Class is the Wheel quilt.  My first scrappy version hasn't debuted here yet, but I have since made a second version inspired by a selection of fabrics from Laurie Wisbrun's Modern Whimsy collection.

Whimsy Wheel Baby Quilt

This quilt is so quick to work up!  I did make a few of the wedges scrappy, just for fun, but still it's a quickie for sure.

Curlie cues

My color choices began with the aqua and raspberry rabbit print. I worked around those colors, choosing other prints from the collection and adding in a few misc. fabrics from my stash to compliment the aqua/lime/raspberry scheme.  I kind of surprised myself by using Kona Pomegranate for the background color, rather than a neutral.  But, the bold, bright fuschia tone really had so much more to say.

Bound in "Stripes Trellis in Park" by Laurie Wisbrun

I like how the Trellis Stripe binding asserts a bit of order to an otherwise super-playful quilt!

Whimsy Wheel Back

On the back I made use of leftover fabric pieced together in a log cabin style.

loving the Bunnies

Still loving the bunny print... Is it Easter yet?

Whimsy Wheel Baby Quilt

So, that's a wrap.  Whimsy Wheel is awaiting a date with a baby-to-be.  Let's hope it's a girl!  If not, we'll just have to make another quilt.

Darn.

Modern Whimsy circles

Modern Whimsy is made by Robert Kaufman in an organic cotton that has a luxurious hand.  And it's organic cotton at regular price (in stock at Sew Modern, Fabric Envy and Pink Castle Fabrics)!  This circles print is a great basic that's a smaller scale than Metro Living Circles.  It looks like I'm ready for spring!

37 comments:

  1. I love the design of this! I also am a fan of that fuchsia color right now and that style of quilting! I've been having so much fun with those loopy stitched lately, however today I'm playing with very straight stitches.

    Very cute!

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  2. What a fun baby quilt Rachel! I love that bright background fabric. Those circle prints are wonderful, I just ordered some last week! Waiting impatiently for them to arrive at my door, hopefully today :)

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  3. i love it so much rachel. and the colors are so pretty!

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  4. What a fun springy color scheme! Love the wheel design.

    You've been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. Read my post for today if you'd like to join the fun.

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  5. This is beautiful! Are you expecting a baby?

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  6. This is just lovely, I'm tempted to have a go at this for my patchwork groups Linus quilt challenge, I love it.

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  7. Beautiful! Love the choice of pomegranate for the background! And those bunnies are too cute. What a lucky baby!

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  8. Super cute and you are loving the free-motion quilting eh? You're new header is divine. I have a scrappy triangle on the short list.

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  9. That's so cool. The pink really makes the colours stand out!

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  10. Such a fun and colorful baby quilt!

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  11. Its fab Rachel! What a great pattern. *hoping* to be able to try some of the curves patterns soon! Thanks so much for featuring my line!

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  12. Oh my gosh! All of the beautiful colors! Your color sense is AWESOME! :D

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  13. Ooh, love that mini, great fabrics, and I particularly love the background colour, so vibrant!

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  14. Beautifully put together Rachel, I am loving it!! Can't stop looking at it!!

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  15. I love the quilt. Are you going to share a tutorial on the whimsy wheel?

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    1. The tutorial is part of Curves Class. But, I may sell the pattern separately eventually.

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  16. I love this! I've been looking at your quilting design. I'm new to FMQ and am noticing neat designs all over. Did you just do loops across in rows? Looks do-able for a beginner!

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    1. Exactly - loops across in rows. I think it may be the easiest FMQing to start with.

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  17. The back is just as cute as the front. I love the bright colors - so cute!

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  18. Wow, that looks soooo pretty! I love all the colors you chose.

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  19. I absolutely love it! The quilting is so fun!

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  20. What a sweet baby quilt!!!!!

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  21. this is so cute! I would probably buy the pattern for this if you made it available - its great!

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  22. I'm about to have a baby girl! *hint hint*

    No, but seriously. what a great quilt. I've been eyeing that Laurie Wisbrun fabric, and I constantly surprise myself by loving Kona pomegranate (if I ever finish my Bottled Rainbows quilt, I plan to use it on the majority of the back).
    I wish I had the guts to tackle curves like this!

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  23. I really love that fabric, and think that quilt is awesome. I'm looking forward to making it as part of the curves class!

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  24. Yup. Love it, My new baby niece needs this. Beautiful!

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  25. i love it so much rachel! the colors are so pretty and your piecing is perfect!

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  26. are you going to share a tutorial or sell a pattern to make this? i'd love to learn how to do some curved piecing! :)

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    1. The tutorial is part of Curves Class. But, I may sell the pattern separately eventually.

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  27. that is absolutely stunning! i have such an appreciation for quilters! the work on that looks so intricate! and i looove the colours. knitting is much more up my alley, but i'd love to learn more skills! you're an inspiration. xo

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  28. Lovin' the modern whimsy. This mini is great!

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  29. I would love a tutorial or pattern. Is the curves class only local for you?

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  30. I love this quilt!!! I ended up traveling a lot of our curves class so I am just starting to catch up but this is on my must make list. I SHOULD start rainbow road today.... But I am so enjoying catching up on your blog posts right now cuddled on my couch. Anyway, this is completely beautiful! I am looking forward to making it!!!

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