A little while ago, the good folks over at RJR Fabrics sent me a box of goodies. Inside was a bright collection of fabrics from the Basically Patrick collection. They were destined to become The Motley Wheel. Made of tone-on-tone prints with subtle, small scale motifs, the Basically Patrick Collection is perfect for a project like The Motley Wheel since the prints give a hint of texture without overwhelming or distracting from the main quilt design. In other words, they are great blenders!
I went a little crazy with the stitching, covering the quilt in dense stitching. In the spokes of the wheels, I filled in organic wavy lines. For the background, I stitched tiny paisleys.
I stitched the center last. I almost filled it with paisleys, but when I “listened” to the quilt, I heard it screaming for something different. I decided on a spiral to keep the theme of circles going. I made this spiral with my walking foot. Usually I start stitching spirals from the inside out, but I find that it is quite challenging to start in the center. This time I started the spiral from the outside going in. It was much easier. Give it a try for yourself!
It was fun working with this bright set of fabrics. Would you like to win a set of these rainbow goodies? The generous folks at RJR Fabrics are giving away a fat quarter bundle of 24 fat quarters to one lucky reader in the U.S. or Canada. I’m sweetening the deal and throwing in a free copy of The Motley Wheel mini quilt pattern to that lucky reader. Will it be you?
Leave a comment for a chance to win. I’ll close the drawing on Sunday, March 8th at 9 p.m. EST and let random.org pick the winner.
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If you don’t want to wait to win a copy of The Motley Wheel pattern, you’ll find one in my Etsy shop.
Happy stitching and good luck!
The giveaway is closed.