Show and tell…

Lindsay Fulmer emailed with photos and a story of her Spring Wheels quilt. She wrote:

I came across the Spring Wheels pattern from the Once Upon a Season book many years ago when I was a beginner quilter. A few years ago when I felt as though I could take on the quilt, I decided to just pull up my big girl pants and do it. I used a white on white Lakehouse dot for the background and each wheel has a unique Kaffe Fassett fabric. I have been collecting his fabrics for years.

FG Kaffe Wheels Show

The quilt won first place for Large Contemporary and Viewers Choice at the Flying Geese Quilt Guild show called “Harvest of Quilts”. It’s also been shown at Road 2 California. I had Judi Madsen of Green Fairy Quilts do the machine quilting – all done on a long arm however not computerized. The only requirement I had of her was to not quilt on the Kaffe fabric, just on the white. Otherwise, she had full reign over the quilt. Click here to see Judi’s blog post.


Recently my husband found my quilt on Facebook….he had seen a post from his childhood art teacher. It’s amazing the power of social media! There are over 26k likes at this point. Click here to see that post.

Lindsay, let me add that I think you made a fantastic quilt! Congratulations on the acclaim you are getting for it. For those of you who haven’t made Spring Wheels, I think we would both say that it is too much fun to miss out on.

10 thoughts on “Show and tell…

  1. Hi Becky,

    When you say this is paper pieced is that similar to foundation piecing, or English paper piecing? Or in other words it’s not appliqué.

    Joanne Wallace

    ++ All who wander are not lost. ++



  2. Love the colors and nice treatment of Kaffe fabrics. I LOVE the binding treatment. Nice to see a different shape like that and this pattern really lends itself to that. I don’t remember if the one in the book was like yours. Nice job! And compliment your quilter. We sometimes forget to acknowledge their role in creating a masterpiece.


  3. Wow! Thank you so much for showing us this masterpiece. I had seen your pattern, perhaps on your website, and loved it, but after seeing this rendition, which is amazing, I’ve ordered the e-pattern. I will use batiks for mine (after finishing up a few UFOs).


  4. It is a gorgeous quilt. I have seen several renditions and loved them all. PS: I went to the link for the facebook post and it sends me to some vintage jewelry site. ??


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