I’m so happy to show you a finished quilt! My Wagon Wheel quilt came back from the long-armer last week, Sue did a beautiful job on the figure eight quilting. It’s the first time I’ve had a computerised quilting design done on a quilt and I love it to pieces.
A little trimming and binding later…
…I had a finished quilt. My plan was to take the quilt somewhere different (but as yet undecided) to photograph it but this afternoon I noticed that the backyard soccer goal was perfectly positioned in the sun. Unfortunately the goal is not quite tall enough for the quilt so it’s hard to see one of my favourite details.. the additional sashing strip that runs along the bottom of the quilt. I love the quirkiness of that strip.

And just for fun, a wide shot. You can see that there was only a sliver of non-shady sun. I put a blanket under the quilt where it touched the ground as the grass was wet and muddy. The joy of quilt photography in winter!

With just a few minutes left before school pick up, I whipped the quilt back inside and onto my son’s bed, moved all the mess into a corner and shot a few more photos…


This is the second finished quilt from my Quilt the Book project, I’m making all the quilts in the book Denyse Schmidt Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration. I can’t wait to get a big pile of quilts! It’s also the first finish from my third quarter goals, I’ll be linking up with the finish along at the end of this quarter.

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Quilt Details;

Previous posts: here and here
Pattern: Wagon Wheel by Denyse Schmidt, from ‘Denyse Schmidt Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration”
Fabric: Hello Bear by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery (except for the axle centre which is a Robert Kaufman Quilter’s Linen)
Size: 64 1/2″ by 88 1/2″
Quilting design: figure 8
Quilted by: Sue Burnett from Busy Bee Quilt Shop
Quilt the Book: second finish.

19 thoughts to “Quilt the Book: Wagon Wheel Quilt finish!

  • Julie

    Another great finish. LOVE that quilting!!

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  • Karen N

    Beautiful job!

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  • Svetlana

    Oh, Rachel!!! This quilt is absolutely stunning! I just love everything about it, the fabric, quilting, and that perfect extra sashing. Just gorgeous!!!

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  • Debbie

    I adore this finish! Your fabric choices, that quilting, the bottom strip – it's all just perfect! Congrats!! Good job.

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  • Lara

    What a great finish! Love it!

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  • Charlotte Scott

    Love your fabric choices – delish!

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  • Wendy

    It's lovely, great choice of fabrics. I bet piecing those circles wasn't easy

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  • Donna

    Two down and many more to go, but they are both beauties. You'll have a pile of Awesome when you finish the book!

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  • LethargicLass

    it looks just wonderful 🙂

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  • gibbygoo56

    PERFECT circles! WOW! I love it. Its simple, but not easy. The quilting looks lux! Beautifully done!

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  • Vera

    What a pretty finish and nice pics! It'll be fab to see the whole pile of quilts 🙂

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  • Allison

    Great finish. Love the quilty use of the goal. Wishing we hadn't put ours in the skip now!

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  • Anonymous

    I love this quilt so very much. The big blocks turned out wonderful (not something I'm usually drawn too). And you picked the perfect quilt design. I wish I could do something similar on my home machine, I love it so much!

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  • leanne

    so love this quilt Rachel ! and really looks good on your son's bed – I also love the wallpaper with maps on one wall and stripes on the other – so awesome 🙂

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  • Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore

    Well done Rachel – you're motoring through that book. I'd still be deciding on which fabrics to use on which quilt! I'm sure your son will love it – and it will keep him cosy too.

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  • gnomeangel

    Love this quilt so hard. I love the photos of it on the bed. I am such a big fan of that quilting design at the moment – I can see a few quilts in my future that have it. It gives such great texture. Congrats on the finish!

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  • dutchcomfort

    Congratulations on a beautiful finish and a lovely series of photo’s!

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  • Camilla

    It looks great Rachel! Well done!

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  • Lisa

    Love this! You've inspired me to tackle curves again 😊

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