As you know I am a professional Longarm quilter. In addition, together with my husband, we own and operate a quilt shop called Quilting From the Heart. So as you can imagine, my life is pretty much quilts, quilts and more quilts. I Longarm most days during the day at our shop. Then I go home and piece quilt samples in our awesome studio at home. Then I start all over…..
A shop can never have too many samples, so everything I make is a sample for our store. Sometimes I make a quilt just because we need a sample of it, and sometimes I make a sample for our store because I really want to make it. This quilt is one I really, really wanted to make, and it did not let me down! It was fun to make and I love the results!
Bloomn’ Cogwheels is a book by Jenna L Thomas, the owner of a company called Bloc_Loc, who make rulers that lock on seams, an awesome concept that makes perfect blocks! I love their rulers! The Bloomn’ Cogwheels book is a series of “recipes” for Cogwheel blocks and basic instructions for using the 4 Blade Bloomn’ Cogwheel ruler. The basic premise is you build two strip sets, lock the 4 Blade ruler on the seam and cut wedges, sew wedges from the two strip sets together into a Cogwheel!Simple, stunning perfection!
Cogwheels are then appliquéd on a background. I used a pieced background and appliquéd the Cogwheels in a random grouping. Then I quilted it, extending the lines of some of the Cogwheels so they radiated out. My goal was to create movement. Here are some close ups of the quilting…..
Oh, by the way, I love what I do!