Saturday, 19 October 2013

Maxi Trivet with Patchwork Wheel Block

After making the patchwork wheel block for Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts during September's Global Scrap Bee , I decided to try the same block in black and grey, just for fun. I was curious to see what it would look like, after seeing different versions of the patchwork wheel block.




The patchwork wheel block has become a Maxi Trivet, to help with big saucepans that always seem to be falling off normal sized trivets!


The quilting lines are to make the wheel stand out as much as possible. I really like the difference the quilting has made even though I'm still wondering if I should quilt right to the edge and not leave the smooth black border.


And this is the back. I did actually have enough black (in case you were wondering!) but couldn't resist "patching it".

The same block made my Global Scrap Bee block:


And I particularly liked Dolores' version with the white background, I came across at her blog True Blue Canadian. It's brilliant and you can decide whether you're looking at wheels or crosses! Love the fabrics she's chosen too.




Linking up at TGIFF this week at Quilt Matters (don't forget there are lots of giveaways here!), Crazy Mom Quilts and Can I Get a WHOOP WHOOP!




19 comments:

  1. The foto on the mural is a great idea and your quilting on the trivet is just perfect!

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  2. this is so great! what a different look for the same block. And I love the mural photo!

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  3. What a great block for a trivet. I like what you've done with the quilting, I don't think you need to quilt right to the edge. Maybe one line of quilting right around the edge might look interesting? I don't know. I think it looks good as is.

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    1. Thank you for suggesting to leave the quilting as it is. I'm still thinking about this and your thoughts are very useful for me!

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  4. Great looking trivet! The trivet looked teeny tiny on the mural :)

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  5. You've been really busy with a lot of different things.I do like your quilting on the trivet and the fact that you pieced the back.

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  6. Oh, I like the quilting as it is too! Great trivet, Nesta! So glad you linked up to TGIFF! and OctoberQuest 2 -- good luck!

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  7. Great block and love the fabrics you picked!

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  8. The quilting lines are just PERFECT! Such a wonderful choice and so beautifully done!

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  9. Love the grey and black combo! Your quilting is fantastic. :)

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  10. Love the maxi trivet photos! Thank you for linking up with the Slow Bloggers:-)

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  11. WOw! that black is great! and that's not the right word. It looks like something from a Batman movie, forboding yet formal. Doesn't even look like the same block. You win, hands down!

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  12. Great job! I love the use of lights and shadows, very nicely done!

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  13. Your black and white version looks great!

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  14. Beautiful work and love the quilting! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  15. That photography is trippy! I KNOW it's a black and white trivet, but my brain is trying to tell me it's actually a black and white photo! Great job!

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  16. I just love the way you photographed that trivet! Such a great idea. Love creative photography like this. Thanks for linking up this week!

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  17. Great trivet! I have that problem sometimes too with trivets being too small- especially with large, holiday serving pieces! I love the quilting on it. It really sets it off!

    Thank you so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  18. Oh I love that quilting! Thanks so much for linking up :)

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