Color Wheel Challenge

The president of my guild issued a challenge last fall. Make a quilt that displays the 6 main colors of the color wheel. The quilt has to show the progression of the colors, although it doesn't matter which color you begin with. They were due at our April meeting. Here are a few of them:

That one above is made of yo-yos, appliqued to a black background. It is simply stunning in person and was voted favorite quilt by the members of the guild.

As you're about to see, it's clear I have a thing for squares. I was inspired by some colorful, whimsical artwork at the local children's hospital. I decided it would be fun to go through my stash and see how much variety I could find. This was my entry. 

Below is a close-up of the quilting. I made a fundamental mistake with my straight-line quilting, going back and forth rather than starting each line of quilting from the same end. It caused some tugging on the fabric and distorted my squares. I almost ripped out all of the quilting, but what the heck. It's not as visible from further away.
  Sometimes it's all about what you learn along the way.


  1. Phyl, the color wheel looks so beautiful on a quilt. I love how creative everyone's entries turned out!

    You know? My mom and I worked on a variation of a "crazy" quilt (or I'm not sure what you would call it) made out of yo-yos when I was fifteen. It was our summer project.

    We attached all the yo-yos together and didn't make it into a pattern, and did not attach them to a quilted backing, so that it just floats over whatever you place underneath. My mom usually used a white sheet because it is very colorful as she uses it as a bread spread to this date! We did it all by hand together... I love that piece!

    1. Isn't it fun how different they all are? And I've seen several yo-yo quilts done the way you and your mom did yours. Held up to light they look a bit like lace. Yours sounds wonderful--colorful and scrappy. Nice memories.


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