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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ahhhh 6--Old Fashioned Wheel

Before we begin today, I want to share that I've moved some pages around on my blog.
I am trying to get ready for the big giveaway coming up tomorrow.
(I was going to do the Sew Mama Sew too but changed my mind. I thought that would just be too confusing! So it will be all combined into one huge giveaway.)
All Paper Piecing resources have been combined on one page. 

And, yes, those of you that have been asking...I am almost ready to begin taking orders for Dog Blankies and On the Go Placemat sets. I can't until January, but then I am really crossing my fingers, toes, noses (oh, well I would if I had two), and eyelashes that things work out for me to do this!
My denim machine is still broken. Again.
I've been reading reviews online. Sure wish I'd gotten a Janome heavy duty instead.

I will be quiet on my blog for the next week. With the big blog hops going on, people will be busy.
So I am going to link this post up with Marcia's Minutes for ME.
After all--I love making my Ahhhh's. They are so Me!

How about some Ahhhh's now?!
Today's pattern is known as an "Old Fashioned Wheel Quilt" in the Kansas City Star in 1938.
It has been published under other names such as "Hexagon Beauty" and "Spider Web".

Let's see, what should I name mine?
African Wheel.
Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' to Africa.
Hmmm, I don't know.  It's definitely following my 'wild' theme!

I think making this one is pretty self explanatory. 
Just slice and divide the slices in half.
If anyone needs more instruction let me know and I'll draw it up.

You can find other Ahhhh's from other bloggers that are following along 


FabricFascination said...

I love my Janome. It is not the heavy duty one though.

This hexagon looks like a good start to a lovely project.

Belinda said...

You are really diverse in your choice of fabrics and that's awesome! Love the African Wheel.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Super fabric to make the block speak - just lovely.

Heather said...

Very simple! I will enjoy making this and will need the break after I get through that 96 piece one...

sweetybird09 said...

I really like the fabric!

Great post, oh I have thought of you for dog/cat blankets you do such a great job!

Carrie P. said...

Neat block. I just noticed the zebra.

Kylie Lloyd said...

very cute. I see something yellow and white for this one

Snoodles said...

I had to move Moses away from the screen....didn't want him to get too hepped up about a blankie! LOL I really like your fabric choice - makes the wheel look exciting, instead of plain, like some I've done!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Another wonderful hexagon!!

Jill@northstarquilting said...

Ooooh I like this one. I need to find some fabrics to give this one a go.

Kelli said...

I love how this turned out in the browns!

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Love your Hexy block -- It's like the lines in the fabric move! Cool!
Thanks for linking up to the Minutes for Me Linky Party! This is perfect for it!
The blog hop is going to be fun! I'm doing it too! I will have to stop sewing and quilting and blog hop a little tomorrow!

Have fun!