Wagon Wheel

I made this version of Denyse Schmidt's Wagon Wheel from her book Denyse Schmidt Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration for a family friend who came to stay with us for a few months last spring.

 She's a teenager, so I was looking for something that would appeal to a kid her age and this felt like a good fit. My daughters advised me on the color scheme and I left out the sashing, feeling that it was too fussy. I used stash fabrics for everything but the back, and I don't think I even took a picture of that. I machine quilted it loosely with vertical lines every 2 inches. She used it on her bed while she was here and then took it with her when she returned home to New York.

I enjoyed making this quilt. The curves were easy and I think it's a happy quilt. The whole quilt comes together quickly because the pieces are large and so are the blocks. The hardest part was choosing the fabric. I think Eve was pleased with her quilt, but I hope it will grow with her and she will be able to use it for years to come.