Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Baby Scrappy Carpenter's Wheels

I am so thrilled to be sharing my two newest finishes today!!!  You might recall that I dropped a hint after cutting out my Starlite Rainbow Quilt that I was having so much fun playing with scraps, I decided to make some more Classic Scrappy Quilts :)   And today, I get to share them with you!!!  After having so much fun with my Prairie Star BOB die I decided the Carpenter's Wheel BOB die was going to be next to try, because a Carpenter's Wheel Quilt has been on my bucket list to make about as long as a Prairie Star Quilt has been ;)   And here they are . . . 2 Scrappy, Happy, Baby Carpenter's Wheel quilts, one for boy and one for girl!!!

If you have followed along with me for a while now, you know I love scrappy quilts, but I like to call them Organized/Controlled Scrappy quilts!!!  I always like to balance my scrappy with a good color management choice.   So for these two baby quilts, I choose 2 color Scrappy, and matching a nuetral with a color in 2 color quilts is always a winner.   So for all girl, black and pink.   

And for all boy, blue and brown.   Aren't they just so fun!!!   I even kept the scrappy theme going in the background, with tone on tone whites for the girl quilt, and tone on tone creams for the boy quilt.  And I just love the added pop it gives to the background!

I know I have said it before, but I just love my AccuQuilt for cutting scraps!!   It makes tackling these classic quilts with "odd sized" shapes so much easier.  And I love not having to cut each scrap one at a time with a special ruler, just stack and go ;)  The  Carpenter's Wheel BOB die also has the clipped corners, so lining everything up when piecing is super easy and no need to trim anything.  

I did the boy quilt is a more "classic" Carpenter's Wheel layout, and the girl quilt I mixed it up a bit and played with the layout to make a fun new design.   You can save the images above and print them out if you want to use the same layout's in your own quilts ;)  They finish at 42" square with 2" finished sashing so they are just perfect for baby ;)  

When it came time to quilt them, I decided an some all over favorites!!   So it was swirls on the boy quilt, and paisley's on the girl quilt.   And it is hard to see, but I actually used a baby blue thread on the boy quilt and a baby pink thread on the girl quilt.  I love the little added pop it gives the quilting ;) 

And those are my Scrappy Baby Carpenter's Wheel quilts,  And I am just so excited to be able to cross off another Classic To Make Someday Quilt from my list.   Now to decide which one to tackle next :)   I can tell already, it's going to be a great year for whittling down the "to make someday" list.   So exciting!!! 

Oh, and fun little side note . . . if you want to watch me share these Scrappy Carpenter's Wheel quilts on the Live AccuQuilt Show, you can see it here , I come and visit at about 13 1/2 minutes in!    And I have to say, it was a little less scary the second time, but you can still see my hands shake, tee hee hee ;)

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!  

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  1. Son preciosos, no se cual me gusta más????

  2. I love this quilt block/ Beautiful Melissa

  3. Love your quilts!! I may have to buy that BOB die! ;-) I love how you made one each for a boy and girl. So pretty!!!! I need to go watch the video too! Hugs, H

  4. Melissa, if I don't have an Accuquilt cutter, is there a pattern for this?


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