Friday, 28 June 2013

Get pedalling

I've been playing with these.

Actually, there's another one but I forgot to photograph it

And there's also these but I didn't use them in this particular quilt
I cut them up into 4 1/2" squares, randomly sewed them together and added in some 3 1/2" 'cycle tracks' to make this.

I straight line quilted with the walking foot down the 'cycle tracks' and did swirling circles over the rest of the quilt.

I know purple isn't everyone's cup of tea but I do like it. When I first started quilting I was obsessed with purple and it's fair to say I have a well-curated, historical purple stash.

And I also added in some more of the Windham Chartreuse solid that I used in the previous quilt to lighten things up a bit. The binding I felt added just a bit more zing.

Almost forgot the back. One width of fabric wasn't wide enough so I spliced it off centre and added in another  strip of the turquoise Ride fabric.

And that was it.

Job done.

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday


  1. That quilt is so fun and pretty! As are the two in your header!

  2. Lovely! I start to reconize your color sceduls in bright! And I do love purple. You used it well.

  3. Amazing - you make design seem effortless!

  4. So bright and fun! I also love the triangles quilt in your header.

  5. You always have such great ideas for your quilts. THis is another winner!

  6. Love what you did with the fabric. I have a small fat quarter bundle that I needed an idea for. Thanks!

  7. A fun quilt! I love bike fabric as I'm a cyclist. Is this being gifted to someone special?

  8. Oh the purple is great (my favorite color) and I love the quilting. Beautiful work!

  9. It's lovely. I love the solids in it with the fun fabrics.


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