Monday, July 14, 2008

My Complements; the color wheel is finished!

Finally, I finished my color wheel! It is 31" square, with the circle being 25" across. The circle of wedges was completed, then appliqued onto the square of black velvet. Then the center circle, the black, white, and grey block, was laid under the larger circle and reverse appliqued. Black braid was hand stitched to the outer edge of the wheel, then around the inner circle. I did embroider a line of black chain stitch along the edge of each wedge, but it doesn't show except in close-up.

I used Warm and White batting, and a beautiful oriental print that echoes the wheel shape for the backing. I sewed ties to the back around the inner and outer circles, and within the wedges to help hold the weight of the embellishments. Then I applied a 1/2" black satin binding.

As always, you can click on a photo to get a close-up image.

On Friday of this week, Lauri and I will be taking our color study quilts to enter them into our county fair. If you haven't already done so, please visit Lauri's blog and check out her color study, too!









17 comments:

Lauri said...

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I really like the black chain stitches between the wedges. It helps define each space without taking over. I also like the chinese print much better than the first one you had. It's more ornate
Good Job !!!
Lauruu

SH Sue said...

Janet - How EXQUISITE! Your colors blend well, the stitches are perfect - great job!

Jane said...

Wow, Janet! You did an excellent job with this piece... you and Lauri are so lucky to be able to live close enough to share your CQ hobby... I need to find me a "quilting convert" up here in the woods LOL!

Cathy K said...

Wow, this quilt is just stunning! Excellent job, and the black sure makes the colors pop! Good luck at the Fair! Hugs, Cathy

Diane said...

What a wonderful piece it has turned out to be. There's so much to look at with really great stitching. My favourite little detail is the rambling strawberry vine on the red segment. Well done and good luck to the both of you at the Fair

Susan said...

Your color wheel is fabulous! I love the close-ups of the blocks. Beautiful work!

WIPPYSPLACE said...

Having followed along with your progress, I am delighted to see it's completion. I dont have any more words other than what I have said before and now I am speechless...I would be shell-shocked if you dont get first place. What a fabulous project and so well thought out! Thanks for the opportunity to follow along! what a terrific journey....hugs....*~*CAROLE*~*

NormaH said...

Janet, what a WOWsome quilt! It just "sings". Good luck at the fair. It has already won a blue ribbon with us as well as best of show. Off to see Lauri's now.

Ann said...

Janet, exquisite is THE word for this work of art. I believe perhaps I was in an RR group with you a while back. Your stitches were just so lovely and perfect. You are to be highly commended, not only for the execution of your work, but what a clever idea. It is quite beautifully done. You are defintely to be 'complimented'.
Ann

Judy in Indiana said...

Janet,
How beautiful! That is really a work of art!
Judy in Indiana

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Janet Your color wheel is absolutely gorgeous. Lovely stitching.

Allison Ann Aller said...

You must be so proud of this glorious quilt!
I just love everything about it...;-)

Gerry said...

Janet, this is sew awesome. I love it!!!! The black in the center is perfect. Nice choice for the back fabric.

Now all you need to do is post a tutorial for us.

Best of luck to you and Lauri at the fair. :-)

Cheryl said...

Beautiful quilt Janet. Both the color and the shape insist that the eye take it in again and again. This is sooo blue ribbon worthy!

wilma said...

Wonderful work Janet, a lot of success at the Country Fair!

Lori said...

WOW! We are so proud of you!! what a great finish! You have just GOT to win a ribbon with this! and I agree, everything including the black stands out lovely!!
Good luck to you and Lauri at the fair..do take pictures of the other quilts so we can steal, I mean "borrow" their ideas! LOL!
hugs,
Lori

Charlene said...

Wow! This is really super work you've done, Janet. Best of Luck at the fair -- ripples and all! I think they make it sing!