Saturday, September 15, 2018

Roulette Quilt

In my last post I showed how I photographed "Roulette," a recent quilt finish. It's 52" X 68-1/2" and is a design that was my first experiment with cutting and piecing wedges according to instructions in the book "Wedge Quilt Workshop" by Christina Cameli (AFewScraps). The book provides lots of different wedge-making ideas. In fact, between the book and Christina's MQG Webinar "Wedge Quilts Go Modern," (July 2015) I'm putting together a program/demonstration on pieced wedge quilts, and will be presenting that at the Monday, October 8 meeting of the Central Florida Modern Quilt Guild.

Batting is Quilter's Dream 100% cotton batting, Request Loft.

You probably can't tell from the whole quilt photo that wedges are pieced from two different solids - orange and white, and punch and white, with the occasional turquoise and white wedge.

Half circles were made with circular rulers and the ruler work foot.

I had some good free motion quilting play.

Below is the quilt back, with a sleeve sewn to the top. Because I'm still committed to no fabric purchases in 2018, I pieced the back using fabric chunks from my stash and a free pattern called "Bookmark," by MaterialGirlQuilts. Of course, the design was meant as a quilt top, but it works as a backing too. 

While most of the background and binding is Painter's Palette Aluminum, this little bit of turquoise in the binding makes me happy. All threads colors are 50-weight Aurifil. 

Roulette hangs in our entryway right now, because the quilt that's usually hanging in that spot - "My Small World" - is on display at church, Amazing Grace Lutheran. Artwork is displayed in the church vestibule, and changed quarterly to give everyone an opportunity to share a talent. I'm honored. Linda


Debbie said...

What gorgeous quilting! Thanks for showing close-ups - I love the punch and orange combo. And YAY for that bit of matched binding. It all looks terrific!

Susie Q said...

Oh goody Florida is here.... I love when your posts are in my box.... the wedge quilt is wonderful.

Robbie said...

What a cool quilt!!!

Teresa said...

Not only is your quilt beautiful, but it so interesting to study. You so inspire me with your quilting.

Michele said...

I really like how you finished this one. Nicely done.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

WOW. This is really exciting, Linda. I love the colors and the quilting

Betty C said...



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