Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Quilt 239: Cog + Wheel

One day last week I spent some time on my other blog, Live a Colorful Life: A Quilt Diary, documenting quilts I've completed so far this year but have not blogged about. So in the next week or so, I will do some catching up here. I believe I ended up writing about Firm Foundation, completed in March. 

Cog + Wheel is a pattern by Denyse Schmidt that I have had for years. I decided 2023 was the year it finally needed to be made. 

I ordered the acrylic templates, which helped immensely because of all the curves, and decided to use my beloved stash of Oakshott cottons against a navy background(Abyss by Painter's Palette).

The first block I made (before ordering the templates) ended up being really wavy, so the investment in the templates was definitely worthwhile--and solved the waviness problem.

The blocks are large--20" square. I enjoyed choosing all the color combinations.

The backing is definitely one of my favorite fabrics in a long time! It's by Rifle Paper, and you just can't go wrong with their fabrics.

Darby worked her magic with the quilting.

My neighbor across the street has a truck that I have used as a quilt photo op before, and it was perfect for this quilt as well.

Name: Cog + Wheel

Pattern by: Denyse Schmidt

Made by: Cindy Wiens

Quilted by: Darby Myers

Size: 60" x 80"

Completed: 2023


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Mary Kolb said... #

It is just gorgeous Cindy - one of my favorites of yours!

Deb Cox said... #

Absolutely stunning Cindy. Also one of my favourites. And look's brilliant against your neighbour's truck. Thanks for sharing all your hard work again.
(-: such an inspiration you are!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said... #

The truck is a really fun backdrop for the quilt, but seeing its size compared to a bed was eye opening, too! Lovely finish.