This is my 29" X 29" Dresden Color Wheel begun in Lee's workshop, "Understanding the Rainbow."
While Di was visiting, I machine-pieced together the 20 fans, and hand-appliquéd two circles in the center.
Later, I hand-appliquéd the whole piece onto a Zen Chic background fabric.
This week I decided to have a quilting play with threads...
Here you can see how the foot is meant to be used... with 1/4"-thick rulers specifically designed for quilting. I have a complete set of Fine Line Rulers made by Accents in Design. Though for several years I've been doing ruler work on my Janome 1600P, having this foot now allows me to do ruler work on my Bernina Aurora QE440 too. I was pretty excited to give it a try.
I put it through its paces with this quilt, doing only ruler work on the entire piece.
My photos don't show the 20 thread colors I used, a different one on each of the fans and radiating on the background fabric.
But I definitely like the effect of the contrasting fan curves and background lines. Lots of good texture!
The quilt binding is a single-fold, bias-cut black and white print.
I took this pretty photo here in The Villages, at Lake Sumter Landing.
Two evenings ago I took this picture to the east of us, over the top of our house. It's completely unedited. Have you ever seen a cloud like this?! Pink and flower-y shaped? Me neither! The neighbor said he expected a spaceship to appear out the top. 😀