A scrappy color wheel quilt

I just finished a color wheel quilt for my friend’s baby.  I finished it Monday night, delivered it Tuesday morning, and her baby was born Tuesday night (last night) in a surprise home birth.  Wow!

The pattern is by Red Pepper Quilts and can be found here.


I used a lot of Friedlander fabric from the Doe and Carkai lines.  I splurged on a Carkai bundle recently, and it got a lot of use in this quilt.  I am a huge fan of Friedlander’s neutrals, and the whites and beiges in this quilt are in large part hers.

I also used a lot of Tiger Lily by Heather Ross.  I absolutely adore that fabric line for a baby or toddler.  There are a few fabric’s from Elizabeth Olwen’s Park Life line.  I love the greens in that fabric.  There are a fair few Lotta Jansdottir prints thrown in as well and a few of my leftover pieces of Wee Wonder.  Otherwise, it’s bits and pieces of this and that.


The batting is my old favorite, 100% wool from Quilter’s Dream.  I absolutely love the light, thick, fluffy warmth of this batting.  I envision the quilt getting use to keep the baby off the floor, and hopefully she’ll enjoy the soft wooly filling.


The entire quilt was done in Aurifil Mako 50 weight White (2024).  In retrospect, I wish I’d used a slightly heavier thread for the quilting to make it hold up better.  Oh well.  Next time.


I straight-line quilted the whole thing in a 4-inch grid.  I wanted it to stay nice and soft and fluffy.  The 8-inch squares were stitch in the ditch.  Technically I could have stopped there, but I thought I’d better add just a little more to hold it all together.  It was quick and easy.


As usual, I did a double fold binding and hand-sewed it to the back.  Also as usual, I found the little bit of hand-sewing relaxing and enjoyable.  I also did my usual hand-appliqued label on the back as well.

The binding fabric is from the Heather Ross Tiger Lily collection.

All in all, I’m very happy with this quilt.

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