Wednesday, January 8, 2014

WIP Wednesday #27 - Wheel of Fortune

I took a digital time-out over the Holidays. I was able to spend a lot of time with my family, enjoy the Holidays, and sew. Of course it seemed like the perfect time to start a new project...despite my ever growing list of WIP. What's one more project? Right?  I did work on some of my existing projects, but just needed something different to break up the "monotony" of working on the same thing.

I have been admiring this pattern for a while now. 
I found a free paper piecing pattern at quilter's cache here.

BabcoUnlimited.blogspot.com - Wheel of Fortune Quilt, 2 color Quilt, Pink & White Quilt

I've raided my scraps for any pinks. Then, I cut off about a 5" strip off all my pink fabric in my stash. I still have a LOT of pink to use up, which is a good thing since I want to make more blocks. I really should decide on how big I want to make this thing. For now, I'm just going to keep making blocks. 

I love the precision of paper piecing. 
And, I really like the secondary design that shows up--can you see the star that shows up in the negative space? 

As I'm piecing this, I'm starting to wonder how I will eventually quilt it. 
It's never too early to think about the quilting stage. 

The only thing I can think of at this time is doing a spiral out from the center of the wheel. But then what in the "star" area? Hmmm.
BabcoUnlimited.blogspot.com - Wheel of Fortune Quilt, 2 color Quilt, Pink & White Quilt

Any ideas out there? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Have you seen the Wheel of Fortune quilted? What did you like about it? What didn't you like?
All the examples I've been able to find are just the finished top, not quilted.

Linked up with Modern Traditional Quilts here.
Linked up with Freshly Pieced here
Linked up with Quiet Play here.



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