This is Cartwheels Quilt, a foundation paper pieced design by Lee Heinrich of FreshlyPieced.
The quilt top was pieced during Big Cypress Quilter's March 1-4 retreat to Kenilworth House in Sebring, Florida. It got quilted during Central Florida MQG's May 5-8 retreat to Luther Springs in Hawthorne, Florida.
This 46" X 56" crib size version of Cartwheels is for a class I'll be teaching at the Lifelong Learning College beginning Monday, September 26. (Learn more by clicking the above tab "Teaching Schedule"). Batting is Quilter's Dream Request loft poly.
Quilting is with 50-weight Aurifil. Designs are: a long swirled hook along each cartwheel spoke; an outline of each cartwheel straight-line quilted in the background; and filler that's small swirls.
Notice the unusual print combo for binding. It's because I needed binding that would photograph well. I took lots of photos that I'll be presenting during a MQG Webinar on Thursday, September 29: "No Tails Binding: Mitered Corners by Machine."
If you're a MQG member you can register for the Webinar at any time. Go here.
The quilt back is cobbled together with one quilt block, and hunks and chunks of other fabrics. I'm a big proponent of using up fabrics in backings to lighten my stash... and make room for newer stuff.
Thanks Debbie for being my quilt-holder for these pictures which were taken outside Big Cypress Rec Center on a sunny, humid day after Tropical Storm Colin went through.
By the way, I very much appreciate everyone's comments and advice about which machine for quilting. (See previous post.) Each of you helped me weigh the features and options.
I'm pretty sure I want the Janome 1600P, but haven't figure out where to buy it. Believe it or not, the Janome dealer who's closest to me will only sell the machine with a quilting frame (?!), and won't match the price quoted by the Janome dealer who's an hour away. Why is this so difficult? Linda