Sunday, 6 December 2015

same pattern different result {update}







I'm loving this pattern, it's Chris Jurd's Emperor's Wheel, and uses foundation paper piecing for the New York Beauty blocks. I took a couple of goes to get the hang of thinking back- to- front, but it's so exciting to see the finished effect! 
Pop over here to see another version of this quilt, so colourful, and it's the one that really got me started on this particular little quilty journey! It always amazes me, how two people can use the same pattern and get such different results!



playing with fabric placement
- hm-m-m- I rather like this b&w pic! 




I have used a selection of AMH fabrics, mainly the softer pastel ones along with a little Kaffe, Amy B., a couple of oriental fabrics, and some basic neutrals. I was really trying to achieve a quiet contrast without it looking too out of control!  
After quite a bit of trial & error with fabric placement, the top is all pieced together now. And I had a wee challenge, to use as many fabrics from my stash as possible. I ended up piecing some small bits together to get the required size, but I'm sure they won't stand out. Making a few final border decisions is the next step, but here's a few more progress pics meantime...


















 I do gift a lot of my quilts but this will be one I'm keeping, it has so many of my favourite fabrics in it!
Wondering now just what to call my version of this quilt, any ideas?

Linking up with WiP Wednesday here
and with Cynthia for 'oh scrap' here
- where there's lots of scrappy inspiration to see each week!


24 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous. I will have to add this one to my 2016 list of quilts to make. Did you get the pattern inNZ, or from overseas?

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  2. very pretty pattern - I love the fabric you are using for it - not my style but I love yours

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  4. So beautiful Linda. I love your fabric choices. They are quietly stunning.

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  5. So beautiful Linda. I love your fabric choices. They are quietly stunning.

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  6. I like your version much more than the pattern, it's really beautiful. The name that came to mind was Sundials, both after the AMH fabric and because it reminds me of sundials in a lovely garden of flowers.

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  7. So pretty in these colours Linda, sort of reminds me of old bone china plates that have been turned into a mosaic - perhaps mosaic garden for a name

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  8. What a delight to see this growing - it's a great pattern. This is my sort of quilt, lots of different fabrics, might have to get my hands on the pattern!!

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  9. Wow, what progress you've made this week! That is gorgeous!

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    1. Hi Diann,Thank you! Once I got started, I couldn’t stop!
      It’s actually not a big quilt, and the filler squares & rectangles took no time at all! L

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  10. Wow! It's gorgeous - absolutely gorgeous. And I can't believe how quickly you made it!
    What I can believe is that you've made me want to try this pattern, too!

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  11. Wow that's pretty! The soft palette is so calm and inviting. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  12. Fabulous! Love the colours and fabrics you have chosen. The workmanship is very impressive. I tried foundation piecing a couple of times and just couldn't "get" it - due to my problems with special awareness I think - so I admire your excellent quilt even more!

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  13. Great job with those points--mine need improvement

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  14. Really beautiful! I admire your talent. :)

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  15. This makes me want to get my copy of the pattern off the shelf! #onethingatatime

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  16. Gorgeous ! Your version is really fresh and happy.

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  17. I love the center of this quilt with a mix of AMH flowers as the focal point. Such unsual combinations of colors and fabrics, but this so totally works... beautiful WIP!

    Greetings from Germany!

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  18. Love it! What a wonderfully lively riot of color!

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  19. Seems like yesterday that I was commenting on the center! This is a wonderful composition. Nosegay is the name that came to mind for me.

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  20. Fantastic. My favourite colours, they are always so cheerful and serene, you have such a sense of colour and design. So creative. Thanks for sharing. You must be thrilled with the results. Laurel Sydney australia.

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  21. This is absolutely stunning - makes me want to make another one all over again. And I know what you mean about keeping it...definitely a keeper. Are you on IG?

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