I can't tell you how much fun I'm having with this project. It is the wheel quilt project as part of the Curves Class that I took at Stitched in Color. I decided it was the perfect Baptism gift and went with a rainbow theme.
As much fun as it was to piece the top I set it aside for a few days. We recently bought a new home and I'm having to rationalise spending. I needed to decide whether I could spare the wadding for a gift right now. In the end, I knew how much fun this project would be so I went ahead and basted it up.
I have a small collection of lovely Aurifil threads in rainbow colours and based on this decided to quilt each cog differently. Each FMQ design is inspired by the scraps in that cog. Of the 18 FMQ designs in the cogs I'd say I'd only done 4 of them before. I'm really pleased with how well they turned out!
That left me with a lot of negative space. Negative space = FMQ fun!
I have three books that feature quilting designs, my favourite is probably Free-Motion Quilting by Angela Walters. I think I was channeling my inner Angela with this quilt LOL
At the last minute I changed the design for the diamond shaped area and I'm so glad I did. To me it has a real artdeco look and I love it.
The next photo will make your eyes burn (it's bright LOL) but it shows the FMQ a little better :)
I love a pieced back (this quilt is only 40" x 40") and I didn't need to piece this back, but I'm not sure whether the recipient will use it as a baby quilt or a wall hanging so I wanted to make the back fun and girly. In hindsight, with the amount of quilting I did I should have kept it whole. Ah well, you live and learn :)
I can't wait to finish this quilt and pop it in the post! Did I mention that I love it? :)
On a complete side note, I was posting updates on Instagram. I feel like such a loner over there LOL If you're on Instagram, please let me know so I can follow you and if you like what I do, please feel free to follow me back :) Inserting an Instagram icon is mucking up the formatting, but hopefully there is an icon below that will take you to me on Instagram. Otherwise just search for prettybobbins :)
I'm linking up with WiP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced :) Do you have a super fun WiP this week?