Kona Color Wheel Quilt
The finished quilt measures 62.5 inches x 62.5 inches.
16 Wheel Blocks or 64 Fan Blocks.
64 paper pieced arcs.
512 patchwork pieces.
All fabrics are Robert Kaufman Kona Cottons
(with the exception of one dark blue print from the
Doe collection by Carolyn Friedlander)
I am so happy with the finished quilt, and I think the photos tell the story. I couldn't be more pleased with the color play and the texture of the finished quilt. Whilst the quilt sparkles with color I have used only 25 to 30 different colors of Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton (of the 303 colors available). Most of the colors are repeated often throughout the quilt in both the arcs as well as the background fabric. The main fabric used for the background of up to seven of the Wheel Blocks is Kona Cotton in Parchment.
For the back of the quilt I have again used my favorite backing fabric ~ Newsprint from the Paint Collection by Carrie Bloomston. This fabric is not only a great quality quilting cotton but works so well as backing fabric, adding interest as well as a strong contrast to the solid fabrics used in the quilt top.
And the quilting ... so much quilting. The horizontal and vertical quilting lines are just under 1 inch apart, giving the quilt softness and a free flowing drape, as well as a texture that makes you want to reach out to touch, and then hug the quilt tight. And that is what quilts are for.
For the quilt binding I decided to go with a printed fabric ~ Squared Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics in Noir. Many fabrics were auditioned but this fabric gave the quilt the contrast edge that I was looking for as well as adding detail.
This quilt is listed for sale in my Etsy Store.
You'll find all the listing details here: Kona Color Wheel Quilt.RELEVANT LINKS:
Red Pepper Quilts Etsy Store
Kona Color Wheel Quilt - Work in Progress
Color Wheel Block - Pattern and Tutorial
Scrappy Color Wheel Quilt - the same pattern/design with printed fabrics.
More RPQ Kona Cotton Projects
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