Friday, February 5, 2010

Color wheel ticker-tape wall quilt.....


So this is the plan- sew down about 15o little bits of colored fabric in a sort-of color wheel pattern. I took the liberty of adding pink to my wheel. After I cut out all the little bits and arranged them how I wanted them, I ironed Wonder-Under onto the backs of all of them. I did 7 at a time, one of each color so I couldn't mess up my layout. (Sometimes I did 14, making sure that I couldn't get the 2 yellows or the 2 reds mixed up when I put them back in place- I would do ones from the outer ring and the inner ring, for example.) That took about 2 hours to do. Then, after careful scrutiny, I pressed them into place. Now to stitch them all down, that ought to keep me out of trouble for a while!

Speaking of trouble-


Parker was trying to settle down for a nap but felt the urge to show me her tonsils instead. "Is my throat red? Can you see what I had for breakfast?" She likes to lie down on the fabric that is waiting to be washed. Months ago I ordered and paid for some Bone Head fabric, skulls- pirate stuff, partying parrots, jungle prints, etc- all by Elizabeth's Studio. It came when I had about forgotten about it and now I don't know why I ordered it, other than I liked it. :)


And I leave you with this- I went to the dentist a couple of weeks ago and this was on my "bib". I just howled when I saw it and told them to keep it clean so I could bring it home, I love it, it cracks me up. The one with the mirror? He just kills me. I don't know what I'll do with it yet, but there's something I need to make using these funny little guys. Maybe a little wallhanging for the bathroom....


Gosh, I may have to actually take up embroidery again, eeek.

11 comments:

Lara said...

Love your wheel. Very cool Sooz. Gee way to show the rest of us up... tehehe!!!! How far is Arkansas from Arizona?! I am coming to the USA!!!! Little old me from little old NZ!! Exciting!

Now that bib? It needs to be immortalised forever. Embroidery or a cute little pencil sketch framed I reckon... It'd be a cute little embroidery though with a little pouch to put teeth for the tooth fairy!

carol said...

Love your color wheel, Sooz! Have fun sewing down all those little bitty pieces! I could be worse......it could be me! LOL

Melinda said...

I love the color wheel - what a wonderful idea. I think pink deserves to be in it!

whatktmadenext said...

Oh that colour wheel quilt's going to be fab when it's done. I embroidered a colour wheel recently and had to include pink too. It just didn't look right without it!

Catherine said...

Love that bib!! It's hilarious and I can see it embroideered in simple embroidery stitches then framed. Perfect for the bathroom.

Laura said...

I love the color wheel! What a great idea.

WendyLou said...

Yup. Embroidery was my first thought :)

And your color wheel!! Spectacular!! If you're very, very careful, you could sew those babies down with free-motion instead of turning all of those corners. That's what I'm planning to do with the one that I will (eventually) put together. Good luck!!

sallgood said...

Love the color wheel- can't wait to see it all done! (I should get a copy of the tooth bib for our youngest son, a college student who has neglected his teeth... but now with a root canal and crown... Guess who's helping pay for that!!) :D

Béa said...

Love very much the color wheel, thanks for inspiration.

Sandi Strenkowski said...

Hi, I am a member of a quilt guild in Birmingham, AL. We are in the process of planning a quilt show for next spring. One of the preparations is to have pamphlets printed for the show that informs participants of the classes, show times, etc. While zinging around on the internet, we found a picture on your blog of a fabric color wheel (under your 2/5/2010 post). Is there a possibility that you would let us use this picture in our brochure? If so, we need a higher resolution image. I know this is out of the blue, but we would really appreciate it. You can email me privately at sdstren@fabricrafty.com.

Thanks!

Helen King said...

Great color wheel idea!!Thanks so much--gonna make one for my sewing room. Helen