Thursday, April 5, 2012

Taali Wheel Quilt

Remember this quilt I was under the pump to finish last weekend?  I didn't even start until Sunday morning because I flaked out in an upright position on the sofa at 9.15pm! Gee, what a Saturday night party animal I've become! :-)  Well, I managed to get the 4 pieces of the circle completed by mid Sunday afternoon (thanks to an extra day-lightsaving hour from the clocks being wound back).

I thought it would then take no time to finish it off... um, well, no.  I got the whole thing pieced this afternoon.  It's been a busy week of needing to do various errands and I only managed a little bit here and there and then the final trimming took way longer because I was being quite pedantic about making sure everything was going to line up.

I'm quite pleased with how it came out.  I chose these fabrics for Max since I really liked them and I thought we could possibly get away with turning it into a boy quilt.  When I started piecing I was a bit worried it looked too babyish and I was prepared for him to tell me he didn't like it, which was OK since a good friend is having a baby boy soon.  But on the whole he says he likes most of the fabrics, not so much the "pink flowers".  Luckily I pre-empted that and only used that print once instead of twice, it needed that little bit more red.

If I were to do it again I might have all the fabrics running in the same direction around the wheel but the way I cut them with the wedges interlocking had the least fabric wastage.  I bought a FQ of each of these prints (Monaluna Taali from Moona Fabrics on Etsy) and really have not made much of a dent in them.  The solid is a Moda Bella Solid but I didn't get the name, I bought it from my LQS in a sale last weekend.  On Googling it looks like it could be Horizon Blue?

The quilt top measures 42" square and I'm in two minds about making it a bit longer on top and bottom?  I have some time to think about it as I won't be quilting it straight away - I need to move onto the next urgent projects...


  1. It looks fantastic! I think a border would look great, maybe picking out some of his favourite fabrics?

  2. Your quilt looks great! I've had this pattern for a while now but I'm a little nervous about it! You've inspired me to give it a try.


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