Wagon’s West–Done!!

Craftsy, Wagon’s West (dresden plates)

Well I am just so pleased with how Wagons West turned out – nice and crinkly from the wash and dry – I remembered to put in the dryer on medium heat and it didn’t shrink way too much – it is now 54 x 64 inches a good couch size!  it did shrink a couple inches in width and 4 in length don’t know why it shrinks more in one direction then the other but there you go – I expected it.  I started the blocks about a year ago and printed my templates directly onto the fabric for the blocks using Inklingo.  I hand pieced most of the blocks but did parts of them here and there with the machine when I was having some arthritis issues in the winter.  The hand quilting took 2 months and finished with 75 hours of hand quilting time.

I named this one Wagon’s West as I started hand piecing the blocks last fall when we took a trip out west in September – we were following some areas that the old pioneers traveled so what better name I thought as the blocks look some thing like wagon wheels to me.

Here I am peaking over the top


The quilting shows up more without the flash so that is why the color looks a little differently on this one compared to the above.


A Close Up


The Flange binding was made from scrap from the backing fabric. – machine stitched on front, hand sewn to the back.


The 3 different style blocks that I used.  With Inklingo there are about 20+ pattern available in the Fancy Dresden Plate collection that I have.  I am linking up my finish to Sarah’s Confessions of a Fabric Addict today and Fort Worth Fabric Studio.  I found a new link up for Friday called Quokka Quilts TGIFF.




The backing.


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23 comments… add one
  • Kathi Aug 5, 2016

    Your finish on Wagon’s West looks sooo cozy and inviting and beautiful!!!
    I just love this one!!! 🙂
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  • Marianne Aug 5, 2016

    Looks gorgeous! Congratulations! The flange binding turned out really nice. I was skeptical when you first mentioned it but didn’t say anything. Seemed like a lot of work, but I see that, for you, it was a piece o’ cake (as usual!).

    Do you use synthrapol when washing a quilt initially? I had a couple of quilts with runny fabric on the initial wash lately and am now worried about washing. A blue and white one has run twice. I always put a few color catchers in but it happens anyway. I have a couple that I thought I would give away without washing but feel nervous doing so. I could give them some color catchers with the quilts. I don’t feel I can give someone a quilt after the colors have run.

  • Liz Aug 5, 2016

    Wagons west turned out beautiful and cozy. I would love to test drive a nap under it. Lol. I got to see the piggy again.

    Keep posting- I love to watch your progress.
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  • Deb Aug 5, 2016

    Congratulations on an absolutely stunning finish! 🙂
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  • Michele Hill Aug 5, 2016

    Well done Karen……a very special quilt x
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  • Jayne Aug 5, 2016

    This turned out beautifully! I love each of the three blocks. Nothing better than a freshly washed new quilt!
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  • Lorraine Aug 5, 2016

    I do love your wagon west quilt. It turned out so lovely.

  • Kathi Riemer Aug 5, 2016

    This quilt looks hard. It is just gorgeous!

  • Jean Etheridge Aug 5, 2016

    Just beautiful, Karen! I look forward to your posts and progress!

  • glen in louisiana Aug 5, 2016

    A great finish! It is truly a beautiful quilt.
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  • Pam P Aug 5, 2016

    Karen! It’s gorgeous, of course!! I love the flange – and I love that it looks both vintage and contemporary at the same time 🙂 Congratulations!

  • shannon conley Aug 5, 2016

    This is lovely! Your piecing and quilting are so precise and I love the calm colors!

  • Sandra B Aug 5, 2016

    Karen, this is stunning! I love everything about it….the pattern, the fabrics, the quilting, and the flange border….congratulations on another great finish!!

  • Mary Ann Aug 5, 2016

    Beautiful quilt. I am amazed with all the hand quilting done on your quilts. They are all so pretty.

  • Janice Holton Aug 5, 2016

    Yay! A finish! I am celebrating with you, Karen. I am so amazed at your talent and your productivity. You get so much done! Congratulations on another beautiful quilt.
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  • Randi Aug 5, 2016

    Congrats on a beautiful finish! I love it!

  • Laura Aug 5, 2016

    Lovely quilt. Is the curved one a Sew Kind of Wonderful pattern? thanks for joining TGIFF
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  • Vicki W Aug 5, 2016

    It turned out beautiful!

  • Mary Ann Aug 6, 2016

    Loved this quilt from day one. Fabulous finish Karen.

  • Sarah Craig Aug 6, 2016

    What a beautiful quilt, and congratulations on conquering that flange binding – it looks wonderful! Whoop whoop!!

  • Raewyn Aug 6, 2016

    Woohoo! A great finish Karen, I love it – it’s beautiful! The flange binding is a lovely touch.
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  • Wendy Aug 6, 2016

    What a beautiful quilt! I have always liked the Wagon Wheel block!
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  • Thimbleanna Aug 17, 2016

    BEAUTIFUL!!! One of my favorite of your quilts! I love everything about this quilt — mostly those adorable blocks, but especially the hand quilting. Well Done!!!
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