Friday, May 20, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival Entry - Spinning Star

I wanted to make something new for the Bloggers' Quilt Festival, but just didn't get around to finishing my latest quilt. I will have to share it with you another time. In the meantime, here is the quilt I made for round #9 of the Doll Quilt Swap on Flickr.

I am calling this quilt "The Spinning Colorwheel Star."  It is inspired by a quilt I saw online.  Sorry, but I don't know where I saw it, so I can't give a link.  But what I can tell you is that I was intrigued by the design.  The original was done in solid colors with a black background  and had a pieced outer border.  I've seen spinning colorwheels before, but never a star.   I tried going online and googling a pattern for it, but couldn't find one so I had to make my own.  If someone knows the correct name for the pattern and can tell me where to find one, I would LOVE it!!  Let me just say that I felt like chasing the mailman to get it back after he took it today.  I decided to break in to my FMF stash.  I am trying to use what I have and not be such a hoarder when it comes to certain fabrics.  It took me FOREVER to figure out how to get this to work.  The first time I made it, I couldn't get the colors in the right sequence,  I had to add it to the scrap pile.    After more trial and error, I got the final quilt.   I am happy with how it turned out and  I hope my partner likes it!



The quilt is approximately 20"x20".

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7 comments:

  1. An interesting block and great bright colours. Looking forward to seeing your new quilt too when you finish it.

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  2. I can see why your were considering chasing down the mailman. I love it. I love all quilts bright and happy and this one fills the bill.

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  3. What a beautiful block and quilt! Thank you for sharing it.

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