Color Wheel Happiness

I try to maintain a relatively short list of unfinished projects. Today, I am happy to show you my most recent finish – my color wheel dresden plate mini quilt!

I quilted a few circles in the center, and lines radiating through each dresden to make this dresden plate look like a sun. I just love how it turned out!

I used a fabric for the backing that had a rainbow of colors similar to the front. I also used a binding fabric that had circular shapes, similar to the front. I think this is one of my favorite quilt projects, even though it’s only a 16-inch square. It’s going to hang in my sewing room to radiate happiness and inspiration.

Right now, my unfinished list is at about seven projects. I have three quilts that just need binding, fabrics cut for three quilts that need piecing, and my patchwork blocks from Sew,Mama,Sew’s April Quilting Month II need to be quilted and bound. I’m going on a quilt retreat next weekend with some infamous bloggers (Shelly S, Shelly P, Andrea, Mary, Doris, Amanda, Toni, Rene , Heather and Victoria), so I should be able to make a dent in a few things on my to-do list. For now, I’m giddy with color wheel happiness!

23 comments

  • I love the quilt Terri! It came out great! I’m sure it will inspire you each time you sit down to sew, as if you need any inspiration!! LOL!

    Love your flowers too, congratulations on having your garden featured on your friend’s blog!

  • yes very happy indeed terri! this is so cheerful! im stumped on how to quilt my color wheel..i like what you did with this.

  • I really admire your ability to keep a short UFO list. Mine is downright embarrassing! I hope to get a lot done at the retreat this weekend. I’m so excited — looking forward to finally meeting you!

  • Loving this–the colors are so pretty and “inspirational.” Thinking of trying my hand at this.

  • I just love everything about your color wheel quilt! That backing is perfect for it, too! I liked hearing that you have quilts that need binding on your UFO list, too. I always seem to let quilts sit forever waiting for binding!!

  • What a cheerful little quilt! The backing fabric is perfect for it.

    Can’t wait to hear about your quilt retreat. That sounds like SO much fun!

  • Love these color wheel quilts, and yours looks great! The quilting really works. And a weekend retreat sounds fabulous. Have fun!!!

  • Your dresden plate is so charming that it makes me want to stop what I’m working on and make one of those! Maybe that’s why my list of Unfinished’s grows ?!! Hope everyone has a great week!

  • I LOVE THIS! you’re such an inspiration 🙂 and as soon as I get home, I’m making one! I miss my sewing machine!

  • I love this!! Dresdens can be so fun, and your color wheel is perfect! Did you cut into your tower of FQ’s?

    How did this bloggy retreat happen? sounds way fun!

  • Love your dresden wheel! And sounds like a really fun retreat you get to go on!

  • Your colour wheel is gorgeous Terri! Enjoy your retreat – sounds like heaps of fun.

  • Oh, so cute, Terri! Don’t you love doing mini quilts! I love the bright binding and the color wheel dresden! Great job!

  • terri, this is gorgeous!! I really adore your quilts and such fun that you made it into a color wheel! Really gorgeous! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

  • I’m sure such a bright and cheerful “sun” will give you lots of inspiration!
    a quilting retreat sound soooo fun!!! Oh i wish I went on one too!!!

  • really really cute terri! what a great mini for your sewing room wall!

  • I must make a dresden block!!! Yours is beautiful! (I just got a template and need to try it soon.) I also love that it’s a mini. So simple with a big impact:)

  • i LOVE your mini quilt! what a great idea to hang it in your sewing room! i thought about trying a single girl ring in color wheel fashion for the same reason.

  • Beautiful Terri, I love your color wheel. Aren’t those dresden plates addictive? I need to make myself one, after making several for Christmas gifts. Oh, the retreat sounds like so much fun. I hope you get something done, I usually spend a lot of time visiting. Maybe sew those bindings on while your visiting.

  • I love your Dresden color wheel!

  • Oh my goodness! This is soooo pretty! I love the way you quilted it, it does look very much like the sun. Great job!

  • Love, love, love this Terri. It really does radiate happiness. As for those quilts you need to bind…send them my way. Putting the binding on is my favorite part. Weird, I know.

  • Terri this is just gorgeous! I felt like I needed to do one way back when you did the top to this…now I REALLY want to make one! Beautiful!

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