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Thread: Wagon Wheel

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    Wagon Wheel

    I was so happy and excited to start this quilt and then to my utter dismay, because I didn't follow my rules of: Make one block to test the pattern, I did a lot of work for nothing. Oh well, Here is a story for you.

    I saw a sample of the Wagon Wheel in the Confetti book that I just made the, Sunshine and Windmills, out of. It's just a picture, no pattern and I figured I could figure it out and it reminded me of the spiderweb I made some time ago. I pulled out my trusty template and all the Aunt Gracie fabrics I have and started to tear strips, trace the template and cut the patches out.

    I cut many patches.
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    Smile Just Love Aunt Grace Fabrics

    I just love Aunt Grace fabrics,.looks like you came up with a great idea..Have fun with alll those lovely colors.

    Judy in Phx, AZ

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    I love your fabric.
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    After I made the block, I realized that I needed to have a hexagon shaped block.

    I then decided to start over. I know I can use that first block and the other patches that I cut, to make pillows etc for the same quilt. I plan to make a king size, summer quilt, The size of the block will finish at 16.5, so it will go fast.

    I searched Block Base for a hex with 12 wedges and found one. It is #272. I pulled it into EQ and deleted all the parts except for three templates and changed them to size 19 in EQ. The templates were the perfect size.

    This block has a button in the middle. I cut just a few patches this time lol..I made the block and decided to put the button on too. For the button I picked a blue like in the book. I traced the template and sewed on iron on interfacing (the cloth kind that you iron behind a t-shirt block). I made a slit in the interfacing and turned the button right side out. I then ironed the button on and sew around it on the sewing machine. I love the block.

    These blocks are sewed together like a Grandmother's Flower Garden.

    Here is a pic of my mistake block and then the first hex and then the hex with it's button.....
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    Very pretty. Love to see the finished quilt. Hopefully the pieces that you have already cut can be used too? Best wishes.
    Patchwork Crazy!!!

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    I love your fabric choices and can't wait to see the finished product!!

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    Beautiful, hope to see the finished project.

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    I am glad you are finishing it after your error because it is going to be beautiful! I love your fabric and they will look great with the old fashioned pattern. A lot of work but some of the old patterns are just so pretty!

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    Yes, I agree, some of the old patterns are so pretty and actually timeless. The minute I saw it, I wanted to make it. I finished 5 blocks so far. It looks like I only need to make 36 or 49, for a king size, depending on how it looks on the bed when I try it.

    The blocks are finishing at 17.5 inches and will finish at 17, so it shouldn't take much longer since I made my mistakes already lol. I love the blue buttons in the middle. I know I will have to cut half the blocks off to square the quilt or maybe not. Maybe I will just let it be a hex border, that would be different.
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    oh wow....such patience...it will look awesome..can`t wait to see it all finished!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf View Post
    After I made the block, I realized that I needed to have a hexagon shaped block.

    I then decided to start over. I know I can use that first block and the other patches that I cut, to make pillows etc for the same quilt. I plan to make a king size, summer quilt, The size of the block will finish at 16.5, so it will go fast.

    I searched Block Base for a hex with 12 wedges and found one. It is #272. I pulled it into EQ and deleted all the parts except for three templates and changed them to size 19 in EQ. The templates were the perfect size.

    This block has a button in the middle. I cut just a few patches this time lol..I made the block and decided to put the button on too. For the button I picked a blue like in the book. I traced the template and sewed on iron on interfacing (the cloth kind that you iron behind a t-shirt block). I made a slit in the interfacing and turned the button right side out. I then ironed the button on and sew around it on the sewing machine. I love the block.

    These blocks are sewed together like a Grandmother's Flower Garden.

    Here is a pic of my mistake block and then the first hex and then the hex with it's button.....

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    lovely work
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    It's beautiful. The pattern is interesting and the fabric really pretty!

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    We are resourceful. If it doesn't work we will make it work for something.
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    very nice like your fabric choices good job!!!!
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    I love all of your progress picture's. It is fun to see how it all goes together. You are going to have a beautiful quilt when you are all done. Thank you for sharing with all of us. We love to see pictures!!
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    WOW! It looks fantastic!

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    Thank you Ladies. I am up to 8 blocks now. I love these large blocks. I have already figured out how to use the mistake patches......

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    It is going to be beautiful. Great fabrics and colors, great pattern. I would never attempt to make something from a picture. Lots of people do, guess I'm just chicken. You are ding a great job.
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    Love it, can't wait to see it all done.
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    Wow, that is so pretty. I think a hex border would be neat. I just love the blue buttons. The colors are so happy and cheerful.

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    Good luck. It looks like a lot of work, (but worth it). Will look forward to seeing the finished quilt. BrendaK
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    Quote Originally Posted by BizzieLizzie View Post
    Very pretty. Love to see the finished quilt. Hopefully the pieces that you have already cut can be used too? Best wishes.
    Since they're almost Tumbler-shaped maybe she could use them for something like that?
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    Rosy they are just beautiful! I'd not be wanting to cut them when its time to do the edges....just leave the hex ....This is going to be one stunning quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    It is going to be beautiful. Great fabrics and colors, great pattern. I would never attempt to make something from a picture. Lots of people do, guess I'm just chicken. You are ding a great job.
    You just have to isolater the block Phyllis and you have the pattern..

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