Monday, July 8, 2013

Introducing the Ferris Wheel Quilt!

If you're a subscriber to Quilty, you're going to really enjoy the newest issue, featuring my new quilt, Ferris Wheel. The quilt features Bonnie & Camille's Happy-Go-Lucky collection in extra large, fun blocks, perfect for a picnic quilt.  I foundation paper-pieced my blocks, although the magazine pattern uses template piecing. It's a really fun quilt to put together, and the extra-large size of the blocks makes the blocks come together a bit more quickly.

My Ferris Wheel quilt - detail

I love the summery feel of these fabrics, and the collection is so aptly named - you really can't work with these fabrics without feeling a bit cheery!

Quilty - July/August issue

If you live in an area where the Original Sewing & Quilting Expo visits, you can actually see this quilt in person, as it's travelling with that show as a part of an exhibit of quilts from the pages of Quilty. I'm looking forward to putting this quilt on the guest bed when it finally comes home some time next summer!

Quilty July/August issue - my Ferris Wheel quilt on page 14

Quilt Stats:
Pattern: Ferris Wheel by yours truly, in the July/August issue of Quilty
Size: 72" x 90"
Fabrics: Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics
Quilting: All-over meandering stipple in white 50 wt Aurifil thread
Binding: Penny in Orange by Bonnie & Camille for Moda

My Ferris Wheel quilt

You can find Happy-Go-Lucky in stock at
Intrepid Thread
Stash Fabrics

Have a great Monday!


  1. Oh, it's GORGEOUS! Congrats for having it published in Quilty!!

  2. Congratulations! What an amazing quilt. Now THIS is a quilt-along I would definitely do.. (hint, hint)

  3. Congratulations, Elizabeth. It's beautiful!

  4. I just bought the current issue of Quilty over the weekend and I was admiring this quilt! Of course, I was looking at the templates and thinking about the fact that I wasn't sure I'd want to have to trace all of those and cut them.

    I love how it looks like it has curves!

  5. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous...I love it!

  6. Simply beautiful,congratulations!!

  7. Congrats!
    I love how different the blocks look with different color placement. Great movement and variety! Beautiful!
    (Silly them for doing templates! What were they thinking?) :)

  8. This is fantastic, Elizabeth! One to add my long list where is already many of your quilts! Fun how it looks like there is curved seams, but I guess not. x Teje

  9. Wow that is absolutely gorgeous.

  10. Love this one, Elizabeth! I'll try to visit it when it comes to town. :)

  11. It's SO gorgeous Elizabeth!! Congrats!

  12. I love how this one turn out Elisabeth! Its very stunning! Also congrats on getting in Quilty and the Expo!

  13. gorgeous!!!!! Love the colors in it. Congrats to you.

  14. Great block design! Those fabrics are so cute and cheerful

  15. You are so very clever! I adore this quilt!!

  16. Congrats, this one really is a beauty!

  17. Oh wow ~ love Ferris Wheel ~ it's beautiful!

  18. What a fun block, and your quilt is lovely. It is lovely to see your quilts in magazines.

  19. I got it! Love it! Great job!

  20. Congratulations, it's gorgeous! Any chance you'll publish the paper pieced pattern?

  21. I think it would be a great idea to publish this pattern as a paper piecing pattern. Seriously, who wants to use templates? I was disappointed that Quilty chose to do so... Elizabeth, if you choose not to publish this as a PPP, would you let us know how we could draft up our own to PP?

  22. Beautiful! I have this on my list to make! Great job!!!

  23. Stunning! I love it in Happy Go Lucky too! I am now on the hunt for the magazine. Don't think I've seen it in my neighborhood. I agree with Jessica, I would so do this QAL. ; ) Congratulation!

  24. I agree with others who are asking for Paper Piece pattern. I'd be glad to purchase it in that format.

  25. What a pretty pattern! I'm chiming in with my vote for a paper pieced version. :)

  26. Just wonderful and the colors are perfect.

  27. Love the quilt! I saw it in Quilty! I saw the weird triangle piece and I can't figure out how to get those cut out perfectly. Do you have any tips?


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