New Orleans House Project

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Carpenter's Wheel - Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2018

I thought I would join the fun and share a quilt for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.
I started this quilt in 2014, making one block each month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.   I had wanted to make a Carpenter's Wheel quilt (also known as Carpenter's Star) since my earliest days as a quilter, and I figured one block per month was a good way to accomplish the dream.  I drafted my own pattern using half-square triangles so I could avoid the dreaded Y seam in my blocks.

After completing eight blocks, I needed one more for a nine-block quilt.  Going back to my scrappy inspiration, I made the final block using all the previous colors.

I have a great working relationship with my local long-arm quilter, Cindy Braiwick.  She did a great job of adding more spark to the quilt with her quilting.

I finally put the final stitch in the binding and pronounced the quilt FINISHED early in 2018.  Right now it's hanging on the wall in my dining room where I can enjoy it every day!






24 comments:

  1. Simply beautiful! I do my best to avoid those Y seams too!

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  2. I love this quilt so much! It’s really a masterpiece. Plus the rainbow colors....

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  3. Such a great quilt to feature in the Festival! It is such a happy Rainbow quilt!

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  4. Beautiful. Very fun and cheerful.

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  5. A bright and cheerful quilt. I am sure it is joy for you to look at.

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  6. What a gorgeous quilt. I've always wanted to do a Carpenter's Wheel quilt, too. And it's a great idea for RSC, if only I didn't have a hundred others on my list. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Pat

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  7. On my list of quilts to make....this is lovely!

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  8. What a fabulous quilt! Love it. No wonder you are enjoying displaying it on your dining room wall.

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  9. I love the rainbow of colours, Angie!!

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  10. Wonderful look and feel to this quilt.:) Love this classic block and yay for figuring out how to avoid the y-seams!

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  11. I think you have made some of the best rainbow quilts and this one is no exception. It's fabulous.

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  12. I love your carpenters wheel. Not sure why i have never made one . denise@fortheloveofgeese

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  13. So lovely with all of these beautiful colors!

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  14. This is so pretty! I wanted to make a carpenter's star quilt when I started quilting as well, you beat me to it! LOL
    I love all of your rainbow quilts, but this one is extra pretty!

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  15. Every quilt to make is stunning, however I am more in love with this one than others - the rainbow colors are magical! And awesome job with the quilting Cindy!

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  16. How perfect to have the multicolor block in the middle. I have not attempted a rainbow color yet but this is definitely one to refer back to for inspiration. Great job on the quilting also.

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  17. beautiful, I love the really scrappy block in the middle! What is the finished size?

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  18. wow stunning quilt, you should give it ago and enter the happy craft challenge and inspire more. beautiful work.

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  19. Fabulous choice for the Bloggers festival!

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  20. So very pretty. I like how you quilted it.

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