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.
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