Monday, November 5, 2012

Epiphany Finished!

and ready to hang in our front hall when all the painting is done!
I had originally wanted it in the den over the fireplace, but, oops!
It's too big!

Epiphany finished out a whopping 31" sq.

Woo Hoo!

I was inspired by this incredible  photo on flickr a few weeks back.

I know, right?  Beautiful!
This is a Ferris Wheel block and I've been in quiltey love with it for a long time.

Out came the scraps and some stash.

Kaffe Fassett and some of my beloved vintage sheet go well together, don't you think?

Ferris Wheel is usually an EPP (English Paper Peicing) block...but I really stink at that!  lol
I have better results machine piecing using "Y" seams.  I hand appliqued the finished block onto a stiff, white muslin I had in the stash.
Some straightline quilting and hand quilting around the outer edge of the block with periwinkle embroidery floss...and I knew I didn't want to quilt into the white at all.

Love the look of stained glass when the sun shines through the back.

I finished the binding on it this week and wanted to share it at Canoe Ridge Creations for Sew Modern Monday,
Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday and at Freshly Pieced as part of my WIP Wednesday.

While I rested from the binding (arthritis can be a bummer when you want to hand stitch) I played some Quilter's Solitaire.

Four short of a full "deck", these 2" x 3.5" scraps are laid out and on their way to some chain piecing for more Useful Baskets.  I have four made and ready to ship to New Jersey to a friend as soon as I know she's up and back to normal speed again after Sandy's visit.

These baskets are sold to support our homeschool co-op's Senior Scholarship Fund.
I have an order for twenty from one person.
Crackin' the whip here and burning the midnight oil!

Don't forget to stop and look at all the eye candy on Canoe Ridge Creations, Quilt Story and Freshly Pieced!


  1. it's so beautiful! I'm sure it will look fantastic on the wall!

  2. I love your block. The way you have used the fabrics is awesome.

  3. wow, so beautiful! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday.

  4. Look at you, another wonderful finish for your home. I sure love the colors ~

  5. Gorgeous block - great fabric choices.


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