Thursday, August 13, 2009

wagon wheels

I finished up my spiderweb quilt, and definitely think it looks a lot more like wagon wheels than spiderwebs.
It measures 40in X 40in.


I used the tutorial found here, with some slight modifications...It's made up of 16 blocks, but I didn't 'spiderweb' each block all the way. I wanted the wagon wheels to all be complete, so I omitted some of the piecing, I also didn't paper piece (not a fan of picking off the paper--I guess I am lazy, I would rather be doing something else).

One of my all time favorite prints on the back, happy campers by heather ross.

I didn't expect to love the binding as much as I do, but I found this really great red polka dot, and I think it just makes the quilt!

I'm nearly 31 weeks, and this will definitely be for our baby girl who's due to come in October.

66 comments:

  1. This is one of the prettiest, vibrant and ingenious/novel baby quilts I've ever seen. I hope I get to make one and it turns out just as beautifully

    - Christine

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  2. Absolutely adorable! She will be one lucky girl!

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  3. I am in love with this quilt! It's beautiful :) The binding is perfect for it, I agree. And so perfect for a baby too :)

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  4. Lovely, lovely, and so perfect for a wee baby boy. I'm expecting a boy in November and must get on with some projects ASAP.

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  5. The quilt is super darling. I love it. I want it! Be careful I don't come to steal it. I love string quilts and I like that you adapted it to suit you with no paper piecing. Hate that myself. I love the colors and the fabrics. I always think a baby quilt is really a fashion accessory for the mom and baby both.

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  6. Your quilt turned out amazing! I love the color combination and the white just really make those colors pop! Your baby girl will love it! Best of luck. Can't wait to see pictures of he snuggled up on it! Jenn

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  7. I love it! What a cute baby quilt.

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  8. Absolutely wonderful. Love everything about it. That's one lucky little baby girl to have a quilt like this waiting for her when she arrives!

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  9. I can't imagine how fun it would be to make a baby quilt for your own baby!! It's beautiful!

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  10. I love this quilt. The colors are great and I think the pattern is adorable!! Congrats on the soon to be new arrival, how exciting!

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  11. Just found your blog, it's beautiful! I love your wagon wheels, the bright colors are so nice. And the polkadot binding is the perfect finish:-)
    It will be such a nice quilt for your new baby!

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  12. I also love the binding and it will be a nice two way quilt.
    I also hate the paper stuff.

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  13. I absolutely love this quilt! Good job!

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  14. I love it!!! The binding is my favorite part, what fabric is it???

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  15. I am due in October too! Boy for me though...love the quilt. I am trying to get my 7 year old's quilt done before the baby comes. I haven't even thought about a baby quilt...good thing they are smaller.

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  16. Such a delightful baby quilt. Everything about it is perfect and now it's ready and waiting for that perfect little baby girl. Oh, lucky you.

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  17. That's simply beautiful! :D One of my favourite colour combos, and the binding is amazing! Love dots!

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  18. Yay for October babies... congrats! It's a beautiful quilt! What fabric do you use for large areas of white/cream in your quilts? I'm new at this and very nervous about selecting a light color that will be too thin. Do you have a go to, or do you just pick any random white cotton at the shop? Thanks for any advice you can give me.

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  19. This is such a lovely quilt for a baby. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. A terrific quilt for you new little one!

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  21. Great baby quilt - expecially with that Heather Ross on the back. (I still could not use my vans that way, I saw this first on flickr.) How did you piece it without the paper?

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  22. It's so fantastic - and isn't it fun to use your favorite fabrics on things you know will be treasured by your kids!
    I love it - it looks amazing!

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  23. mandy, the binding is called "bees knees" by glenna hailey for maywood studios. I found it at a local shop while i was on vacation.

    calico cat, using the template for the solid center (white on my quilt), i just sewed strips on to it using my walking foot. I didn't have a problem with stretching (that I notice), i'm no perfectionist. I made sure that the strips were long enough and wide enough so i could trim them up without a problem. i used a sheet of paper as a guide when i was trimming up the triangle. (does that even make sense??)

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  24. Gorgeous! And how special to be for your new baby girl. I can't wait to pick a pattern for my baby! Not due until January, so I have a little time...

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  25. what an adorable quilt! great design, great fabrics, great binding! (oh, and that backing fabric!) just perfect!

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  26. What a beautiful quilt! I love your wagon wheel blocks. It is the perfect size for a baby quilt. It is so wonderful to snuggle your baby to sleep in a quilt you made yourself.

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  27. This is a beautiful quilt. Bravo!

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  28. OMG what an extravagant display of wealth using that VW print as a backing! It's like putting on every piece of jewelry you own at one time.

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  29. It's bright and happy! Love it!
    Congratulations!

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  30. Just beautiful, lucky baby. The colours are so fresh and I love that binding too xo

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  31. It looks great. I love the backing. I'm going to have to keep my eye out for some. Good luck with your last few weeks!

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  32. The backing is fantastic but the front is spectacular! Wagon wheels...spiderwebs...who cares when it looks this good!

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  33. What a wonderful quilt! Congratulations on your pregnancy, hang in there!

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  34. oh, such a sweet quilt for your baby girl... it's beautiful.
    The binding is really fun :)

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  35. WOW!! I LOVE this quilt! I'm going to have to make one too. Although I don't have that many scraps, so I'll be ordering a couple of honey buns so I can make one. I love the binding. I love everything about it. I have a 4 week old here and I think a spider quilt would be a good project for me to slowly work on. I think I'll be able to feel like I'm accomplishing something even if I'm working at a snail's pace.

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  36. THis is super cute! Love the colors and the design. Great job!

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  37. This quilt is darling! I love the aqua and red! And that back, lucky baby girl!

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  38. Beautiful whether it is a web or wheel! Great work!

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  39. It's beautiful, and will be so wonderful for your little one to snuggle under! The polka dot binding does add so much!

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  40. Another adorable quilt. So clean, so crisp, so bright. Love the binding too! Your baby girl is going to love it.

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  41. It's gorgeous! I love the colours!

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  42. totally cute, nettie! the next one i make i'm doing without paper too! how smart of you!!

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  43. How beautiful! Congratulations!

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  44. so cute!! and lovely that you are going to keep it for your soon to be little one!

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  45. That quilt is super cute. I think it might be my favorite of all the quilts you've made. Nice work!

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  46. I love everything about this quilt!! One of my favorites of yours!! May need to make one jsut like it!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  47. I think it's AWESOME!!! I love it!

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  48. This is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen! I am so in love!

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  49. beautiful. i love this one. i hope you are feeling well!

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  50. Its stunning! And I just love the backick fabric! :)

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  51. This is cute as all git out! Well done!

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  52. Red bindings are always the best! Especially polka dots. Great quilt.

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  53. That is simply gorgeous and the binding totally makes it!

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  54. How cute. Love the red binding. And I think your baby will grow to love.
    Hope you have a great day. :o}
    Regena

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  55. I love the colors and the fabrics. I always think a baby quilt is really a fashion accessory for the mom and baby both.


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  56. What a wonderful quilt; love the polka dots in the binding, they really add the little extra spark!

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  57. Love it! It looks gorgeous! This is going to my next project.
    Good luck with the birth of bubby.
    xx

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