DQS14 Color Wheel Finished!

by Nicole

My DQS14 quilt is finished! Hooray! Hooray!

DQS14_Color Wheel

This 20″ by 20″ quilt challenged me in many ways – from the design to the fabric selection. Can we say that rainbows are hard?!? Getting the colors to flow from one to the next is not easy!

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But all for my partner, I did it!

I also included a bit of inspiration for her in the middle.

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For more on the process, click herehere, and here.

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And wonders never cease…I even put on a label!


By the way, the labels are from Spoonflower. I’m guessing some of you may want to get some of these cute labels to add to your own quilts!

I’m coming in a week ahead of the mailing deadline, leaving me plenty of time to make something extra for my partner. Thanks to everyone who commented with suggestions on my last post. You all have great ideas! I’ll share soon on what I decided to include in the package with the quilt. For a sneak peek, check out my latest posts on Instagram!

Happy stitching to you!

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday!

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Debbie January 24, 2014 - 6:25 am

Beyond lovely. I adore everything about this, Nicole!

Kim January 24, 2014 - 6:43 am

That is gorgeous!

Fran January 24, 2014 - 7:19 am

This is just stunning, lucky partner!

Adrianne January 24, 2014 - 7:44 am

This is utterly gorgeous Nicole – stunning work! Your partner is going to love it!

sophie January 24, 2014 - 8:42 am

this is so fabulous Nicole!! I would love to make my own. DO you know of a tutorial I could use?? thank you!

Gertie Pye January 24, 2014 - 9:32 am

I love absolutely everything about this beautiful mini quilt. Gorgeous x

Suzanne January 24, 2014 - 11:31 am

I am so tempted to hijack the postal carrier.

I'm curious how you did the label. It looks machine sewn but not quilted. I'm guessing it was fibished by machine and hand stitched. Off to browse for an answer with the search bar. 🙂

CityHouseStudio January 24, 2014 - 1:11 pm

So gorgeous! Your partner is so lucky!!!

Pat Merkle January 24, 2014 - 1:44 pm

Absolutely stunning!

~Diana January 24, 2014 - 1:54 pm

Lovely! Awesome job on the color progression…you found the perfect colors! 🙂

Tanyia January 24, 2014 - 3:14 pm

absolutely beautiful!

Diane January 24, 2014 - 3:36 pm

This is beautiful. Your partner is so lucky. Thanks for sharing your process.

Abby January 24, 2014 - 3:50 pm

What a LOVELY finish – your partner is VERY lucky!!

S Staum January 24, 2014 - 3:59 pm

All I can say is..WOW- you've done it again!" Wish I were your partner!!!

Tessa Marie January 24, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Already loved it on Instagram!! It is fabulous – your swap partner is going to die (but in a good way!)

AS January 24, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Wow! That's gorgeous! Have been reading your process and was anxiously waiting for the final reveal!

Christine S January 24, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Its wonderful, what a lucky recipient!!

patti January 24, 2014 - 6:04 pm

Oh my goodness!

wish2stitch January 24, 2014 - 8:21 pm

Wow! your colour wheel looks really cool. It is very satisfying when we take on projects that challenge us. We learn so much from those experiences.

Renee January 24, 2014 - 9:08 pm

Love it! You did a great job on the colors, they are radiant! And I love the low volume fabrics you paired the dresden with.

Locket Pocket January 24, 2014 - 10:10 pm

What a gorgeous mini quilt! I love the patchwork neutrals and the quilting! X

Paige January 24, 2014 - 10:32 pm

Really beautiful! I've made a color wheel quilt and I know what you mean about getting colors to "flow". Your partner is very lucky!

Quilt Musings January 24, 2014 - 10:55 pm

The color wheel turned out awesome! It may have been a pain but your color choices are perfect!!

Kathy@KayakQuilting January 25, 2014 - 2:03 am

Nicole, this is just lovely! I love it all….the gentle color progression, the quilting, the background fabrics and the center…wonderful!

Cindy January 25, 2014 - 4:26 am

Wow! I love everything about this.

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs January 25, 2014 - 10:29 am

This is absolutely gorgeous. Love everything about it. Lucky, lucky partner.

Katy Cameron January 25, 2014 - 12:31 pm

Love the rainbow and the 'Happy' centre :o)

Sara January 25, 2014 - 4:51 pm

Bright and beautiful! The recipient will be sew pleased!!

Sue Daurio January 25, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Wow, everything about this is wonderful. The fabric selection, the center (seriously love that), the quilting and the label. My it is incredible!

Angela Atkins January 26, 2014 - 12:39 am

what a beautiful quilt! you did an awesome job blending the fabrics from one to the next. I love the low volume background too.

Kelly January 26, 2014 - 8:10 am

Stunning Nicole!

Lisa Lisa January 26, 2014 - 7:14 pm

LOVE this SO much! And I really love your label! Heading over to Spoonflower!

Yvonne Campbell January 26, 2014 - 7:45 pm

It's beautiful! I love everything about it. Making the colors flow is difficult and this flow is awesome.

pandchintz January 26, 2014 - 9:14 pm

Fabulous Nicole!

DaisyLiz January 27, 2014 - 3:33 pm

oh, so pretty!

MaterialGirlQuilts January 27, 2014 - 6:03 pm

This turned out lovely and I can imagine how difficult it was to make the fabrics/colors flow. Great job!

Cynthia January 29, 2014 - 6:03 am

This is great!! You are right … Rainbows are hard! I was pulling fabrics today for one and the blues were killing me!! You did a fantastic job!!

Chez Roo January 31, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Gorgeous rainbow! What a lucky partner!

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