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Monday, April 18, 2022

Barbed Wheels - Wonderful World of Color Blog Hop

   Welcome to the first day of the

Wonderful World of Color
 Blog Hop!

I'm happy to kick things off with my
"Barbed Wheels"  

Joan at MooseStash Quilting presented bloggers with the challenge to make something 
inspired by the world or color. Joan explained the sky is the limit on this challenge.
Basically, anything could fit this theme...
Thank you, Joan, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!

I started this quilt for another blog hop and the further I went the more I wanted to do.
The hop, Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop hosted by Bea at Beaquilter, was just that -
use an old quilt book to make a new, fresher version of the quilt.

This book is McCall's Book of Quilts, copyright 1965 - 1975 and the pattern is Pinwheel Quilt.

I had planned to make a mini Pinwheel Quilt, but I loved the pattern so much that I decided to make a larger quilt with the pattern. 
(I seem to do this a lot - do you?)

So I made something else from another book for the Dust Off a Quilt Book Hop
 saved this quilt for 
the Wonderful World of Color blog hop so I could make it larger.

 Instead of using templates as the pattern suggested, I paper-pieced the blocks and made them larger.  

This really was fun and I enjoyed the process, until...

All that paper had to be removed.  *SMILE*

In the end, it was worth all the hours.

I love making color wheel quilts and this one is definitely staying here with me.

There are so many different scraps in this quilt.
It's about 58" x 58" and is backed with Minky fabric to make it cozy.

It's my new favorite!

I'm sharing my colorful day with these bloggers:

Get inspired by all the blogs posting for the Wonderful World of Color Blog Hop this week!
Joan has the full schedule HERE.

Have fun hopping!

Don't forget to leave all the bloggers a little "comment love!"

See you here next month for 

there is still time to sign up for June

I wanted to share pictures from my trip to Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. 

 I can't share too much because we did what we quilters do 
-we took quilt pictures and I can't share that quilt yet.

But, I have a couple of pictures I can share!
We had so much fun hanging out with Carol (Just Let Me Quilt) and her husband.

It's amazing how these online relationships grow into the closest friendships.
We talked and talked and the hubbies could hardly get a word in.
It was the BEST time!
I think the guys had a good time too.  
At least they had stories of holding up quilts to compare and really had a lot in common.

Thank you, so much, our friends!
Lifelong memories were made and we hope there are many more to come!

Here is to Friendship!

Enjoy a colorful week everyone!


Rebecca Smith said...

I can see why this is your new favorite, it’s beautiful!

lynn said...

Three cheers for you and this beautiful quilt. I think extra cheers are due as well for your patience with the paper.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Such a beautiful color bonanza! Looks like a lot of work but of course the end result is worth it!

Calicojoan said...

Oh my goodness your Barbed Wheels is gorgeous! Those color wheels, just right off the screen at me. Love Love Love it. So glad you got to spent time with Carol. She's the best! Thanks for kicking off the hop with a bang.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

That is a gorgeous quilt Carla! I love pinwheels and can see why you love it too. And how fun you spent time with Carol and got to quilt together.

Karrin Hurd said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous quilt, I love it! Glad you got to spend time with Carol, that would be so much fun! Thanks so much for sharing!

Annie said...

Carla!...fabulous colorful quilt! The name barbed wheels is so fun! I love pinwheels too. As I’m looking at your quilt, I can also see saw blades for a woodworker’s quilt in toned down blah boy colors (ha). I did a paper pieced throw quilt last year and I know how darn heavy they can be working on them while the papers are still in.

Sharon said...

What fun! I love your quilt; the white background is just right to pop your bright colors.

Carol said...

This is a gorgeous quilt! What a way to brighten your day! How neat to get together with Carol S.! Those opportunities sure don't come around very often. Thanks for sharing!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Oh Carla! This is one gorgeous quilt. It is so bright and cheery. It looks like your get together with Carol was great fun.

Vicki in MN said...

There is so much to love about this quilt, the bright colors and the movement this pattern brings is fantastic!!

LJ said...

That's a colorful and fresh quilt. You are so talented to be able to re-do a pattern. Yes, I never make it 'exactly' but your talent is outstanding. Such fun!

Inflorescencedesigns said...

Such a beautiful quilt. I can see why it has become a favorite!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Breathtaking, Carla!! Your gorgeous quilt makes me wish that I enjoyed paper piecing. Thanks for sharing a peek at your visit with Carol!!

Kathleen said...

THis quilt is gorgeous! I can see why you needed to make a bigger version. And, how fun that you met up with Carol and had quilts to share and photograph. That must have been a blast!

beaquilter said...

This is fantastic! Great job on it- and thanks for the shout out :)

Kayaking quilter said...

Beautiful quilt and inspired from an old quilt book. Colorful and updated.

Carol S. said...

This is another beautiful masterpiece of your creativity. The rainbow of colors is perfect for this...wow! They need to make dissolving paper for paper piecing. I love to paper piece but removing paper is the worst part. We had so much fun with you two and would love to do it again!

Needled Mom said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous. All that color is fabulous. It sounds like you and Carol had a fun meeting. I can hardly wait to see the quilt pictures.

Stitchin At Home said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love all that colour and the movement the pattern gives.

Unknown said...

love your quilt. Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

Danette said...

This is beautiful! I have never sewn Minky on the back, I will have to try it down the road. Very nice photos by the rams!

Danice G said...

Another beautiful quilt. That paper piecing looks intricate. You did a perfect job of it.

Quilting Gail said...

Love your quilt! Perfect for the blog hop! And the paper piecing made all those points perfect! Even if you did have to remove all the paper! :-)

MrsV said...

Wow. What a beautiful piece. I'd love to see the original pattern to see how it compares. Great fabric choices and what a great way to use scraps. I always love the pulling and piling of rainbow scraps - it's always so satisfying.
And it's always so nice to get to spend time with friends, regardless of how we made them.

Leah said...

This quilt is so fun! So bright and colorful. Love all the scraps!

Karen's Korner said...

Your gorgeous quilt certainly captures the Wonderful world of colour.

tink's mom said...

Wonderful interpretation of the Hop's title. Beautiful quilt and from my perspective the paper removal was so worth it.

Jeanne Hoerr said...

This is a beautiful pattern! What a cool way to make a new quilt pattern but using an older one. So clever! Keep up the good work :)

piecefulwendy said...

Oh, I love your quilt! That design is just fantastic. I'm so glad the two of you got to meet up and have some fun!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

I love your rainbow quilt and I can see why you couldn't stop at a mini. Such a fun design!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. Great way to adapt a pattern.

Gail said...

Your quilt is beautiful. The colors just dance all over the top.

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

The Barbed Wheels quilt is fabulous! I love that it was paper pieced. Taking the papers off is my favorite part, but it does add to the work load. I find that a good paper project is what I need every now and then. It's amazing all the ways one can make a quilt. Your pattern could have been done without paper too. The scrappy rainbow effect is wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Beth Strand said...

I love this! You are so talented!

Carol Andrews said...

Carla your Barbed Wheels quilt is just amazing. I can sure see why you wanted to enlarge it