I've been wanting to make a Rising Sun/Cog Wheel/Wagon Wheel quilt for quite awhile. There's one featured in one of Kathy Doughty's books (Material Obsession blog) but the 1/4 inch seam allowance has to be added to the paper template. That's one thing I don't like about her patterns - they are missing the 1/4" seam allowance. It's pretty easy for me to add it to straight lines but it's not easy for me to add it accurately to curves. So I was delighted when this month's Quiltfolk pattern was a Rising Sun block and I don't have to add anything to the template. Wooohooo!
So this morning I gave it a whirl.
I just made the twirly inner circle and it went together smoothly.
I think it took longer to cut the pieces than sew them together.
I haven't decided on background fabric(s) or fabrics for the outside ring or center fabrics. Right now all I know is that the quilt will be called Chocolate Swirl and use a lot of browns and reds. And I THINK I know what I will use for a sashing.
I'm going to make all the swirly sections first. Then I will add all the outside rings.
The game is afoot!