dropcloth color wheel embroidery sampler finish aurifil 12wt

Dropcloth Color Wheel Embroidery Finish… but only the Beginning!

I’ve officially completed my first ever embroidery sampler, and I must say I’m hooked! It has been the perfect project to just pick up here and there while snuggling a sleeping baby and playing with two big kids.

dropcloth color wheel embroidery sampler finish aurifil 12wtI stitched this Color Wheel sampler by Rebecca Ringquist of Dropcloth using Aurifil 12wt cotton in the following colors (for when you want to get your own sampler to embroider, since I’ve had a few people ask about details!):

2884 Green Yellow
1147 Light Leaf Green
1148 Light Jade
4140 Wedgewood
2525 Dusty Blue Violet
2784 Dark Navy
2515 Light Orchid
2540 Medium Lavender
5002 Medium Red

1154 Orange
2145 Yellow Orange
2120 Canary

I love the shine of the stitches created by the Aurifil 12wt, and I’ve already mentioned how nice it was to work with a thread that wasn’t strandy or prone to unravel.

dropcloth color wheel embroider sampler finish aurifil 12wtInitially I thought I might finish the sampler in a hoop and hang it in my craft loft as is, but the colors are just so gorgeous that I feel a strong need to draw them out into an even larger creation. I scanned the sampler and played with it in Inkscape a bit to determine a course of action, and I think I’m going to aim to make a larger color wheel using coordinating fabric–mostly Alison Glass Sun Prints, although I’m sure none of you are surprised at that!

dropcloth color wheel embroidery sampler finish aurifil 12wtOnce I visited my fabric stash and did a trial fabric pull, I was completely convinced that a larger quilted color wheel is the way to go.

alison glass carolyn friedlander fabric rainbow Really, can you blame me for wanting to use these fabrics in every.single.project!?

dropcloth color wheel embroidery sampler finish aurifil 12wt

dropcloth color wheel embroidery sampler finish aurifil 12wtI will most likely include my favorite neutral, Robert Kaufman Essex yarn dyed linen in charcoal as the background, although I’m liking the bright colors’ contrast on a lighter background, too.

dropcloth color wheel embroidery sampler finish aurifil 12wtSo, once again, I’ve finished a project only to turn it into a larger, more complex project. But as usual, I am very excited about this project extension! I will be trying my first inset circle as well as practicing curved sewing, in which I have only dabbled early in my quilting foray. I’m alsoΒ I’m eager to hand quilt the next phase of the project with the Aurifil 12wt to help tie the entire color wheel together.

dropcloth color wheel embroidery sampler finish aurifil 12wtI’m linking up my Dropcloth Color Wheel Embroidery Sampler finish with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Up Friday & TGIFF, even though it’s only the beginning of the next phase of the project. Let the rainbow wheel stitching begin!

20 thoughts on “Dropcloth Color Wheel Embroidery Finish… but only the Beginning!”

  1. Ait looks really lovely. That’s ag great fabric pull, the colours seem to match perfectly. I’m very interested to see where you go with this.

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  2. Oh Kitty – you have such a wonderful sense of colour and you don’t seem wedded to any one – just use the whole rainbow. Love your ideas.

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  3. Your color wheel is perfect! Adding to it sounds like a fabulous idea to me πŸ™‚ (what is the name of the navy print that’s on the bottom of a couple of the stacks?)
    (baby Finn is getting so big! Love the block of the month plan. And his sweet sleeping smile πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Tracy! I am loving the idea of continuing this project πŸ™‚ I replied to you via email, too, but thought I’d answer your fabric ID question here.

      Navy print–do you mean the bottom of the color stack? Navy with turquoise bits? It’s from Alison Glass’s 2015 Sun Prints–Grove. Grove is definitely my favorite Sun Prints collection thus far!

      The other fabric that’s set a bit apart is grey–Robert Kaufman’s Essex yarn dyed linen in Charcoal. It’s on the bottom of stacks, too, so I just want to be sure I answer your question.

      Thank you thank you!

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