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Color Wheel Fangirl by Jen Eskridge

on Sep 27, 2016 in Blog, book, Learn To Sew Easy Curves, Longarm Quilting Gallery | 0 comments

Color Wheel Fan Girl Quilt | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | ReannaLily Quilts | Learn to Sew Easy Curves | Graffiti Quilting

Color Wheel Fangirl!!

I suppose Color Wheel Fangirl might be a weird name for a quilt, but surely, I am a super fan. The color wheel doesn’t lie and it always guides you to a reasonably good design decision. What’s not to love?

This quilt is roughly 48″ x 48″. Not too big at all. The quilt top was constructed a few?years ago, so not only am I excited to share it here, I’m excited to cross it off my UFO list! (UFO- unfinished object)

The design is inspired by the techniques in my book, Learn to Sew Easy Curves. In this case, I used a solids charm pack to create six 9-patch blocks, sorted by color family. I think used the method in the book to prepare the shapes for machine applique.

Color Wheel Fan Girl Quilt | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | ReannaLily Quilts | Learn to Sew Easy Curves | Graffiti Quilting

For those of you looking really really closely, you’ll see there were not enough purple pieces in the charm pack, so I added?in grey square. I just do not own very many pieces of purple fabric.

This quilt is slightly stiff and puffy. In the quilt-sandwich, I used a dense needle punch batting. I purchased 75 yards of it 10 years ago. TEN. At this point, I just want to use it up. The wall hanging size quilt will hold its shape nicely and the quilting lines are really pronounced.

Color Wheel Fan Girl Quilt | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | ReannaLily Quilts | Learn to Sew Easy Curves | Graffiti Quilting

Speaking of quilting lines, I had the best time mixing all sorts of designs on this quilt. I used a bit of graffiti quilting around the shapes, a nice swirly-hook design in the center and featured on each of the six circles: two types of feathers. Phew.You can see so much texture!

The other unique thing I tried on this project was thread color. I tried to match, or at least attempt to match, my thread with my fabrics. The background is quilting in grey and the color wheel shapes are quilted in a thread from their color family.

Color theory is so neat. (Fangirl!) Take the purple thread below, when stitched on lighter purples the thread looks down-right brown. When stitched on deeper purple fabrics, it looks a bit pink-y. (Some may even go so far as to say Blush or Bashful.) Amazing stuff.

Color Wheel Fan Girl Quilt | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | ReannaLily Quilts | Learn to Sew Easy Curves | Graffiti Quilting

So happy to cross this off my UFO list. …Well… I say that, it still needs solid black binding…. *cough cough cough*

I recently found a small bag of quilt tops that I’ll be working through. I stashed them away before my sweet HandiQuilter longarm came into my life. I’m on a roll, now, though!!!Color Wheel Fan Girl Quilt | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | ReannaLily Quilts | Learn to Sew Easy Curves | Graffiti Quilting

If you are looking to have your quilt tops finished with machine quilting designs, or if you know a quilter who needs a very practical & thoughtful Christmas gift, head over to ReannaLily Quilts or grab the $50 gift card, here.

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