My Bernina was not ready to return home so I worked more with wedges. I became interested in working on a wheel when I saw P’s scrappy string rings at “The Way I Sew It” http://thewayisewit.blogspot.com/ “Material Obsession” also has a great big one. http://www.materialobsession.com.au/
I started yesterday at church sew group pulling scrap strips. At home I cut a few more. I only had enough of the same scraps to make 3 – 18” strip sets. I figured that would not be enough for wedges for a whole wheel so I cut solid fabric strips to fill in. This is what I came up with.
My wedge is 9 degrees so it takes 10 wedges for 90 degrees or 1 quarter of the wheel. When I sew a quarter of the wheel, I check that the two edges form a 90 degree angle. A couple needed some very minor trimming.
I pieced 1 complete and ¾ of a wheel. I do have 2 pieced wedge pieces left which I probably won't use unless I change the layout angle. I cut a background about 42 by 58” to test. The wheels are not attached yet. They will be machine appliquéd. I don’t know what kind of centers I will add. Any suggestions?