Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Pinwheel Quilt Finish

She's done!  My first pinwheel quilt is finished.  I honestly never intended to make this quilt.  You will notice it is not on my Finish Along to-do list (sadly).  This quilt came into being because I won a bit of fabric and found a tutorial I wanted to try...and a little pinwheel quilt was born. 


It was FREEZING while I was out taking these photos.  It was so incredibly windy that I couldn't use my usual clothes line.  I had to lay it out on the grass for the best chance of getting a reasonable photo.  Still, it kept flipping up and fluttering into the front garden!  Yikes!  Sorry it's a bit fuzzy.


It was quilted with straight lines on the diagonal.  You might remember the dreaded fold on the back.  It's now sporting a little appliqué pinwheel that coordinates with one the front.  There she is!  This little pinwheel quilt will be out at the next craft fair looking for a new home.  I hope she makes some family happy.  



Quilt Details
Name - Pinwheel (totally not creative, is it?)
Made For - The shop.
Fabric - All 100% cotton with Kona Bone and prints that I don't know the name of.  They were won at an IPS meeting. The back is Circa 52 and binding from Monaluna (I think).
Thread - Pieced with cotton Aurifil 2600, quilted with a variety of cotton and polyester threads.
Batting - 100% cotton Simply Cotton
Size - Approximately 35x35 inches
Quilting - 1/2 inch on either side of the central seam, then continued echo quilting from that start
Pattern - Made it up as I went along, but I used this method to make pinwheels from the 10 inch blocks.

19 comments:

Canadian Abroad said...

I love the way the straight line quilting makes it look and great "bandage" on the back covering up the oooops!

Dianne Neale said...

Pinwheels are my very favourites. Love the idea for hiding the fold! It looks just like you meant it!

Sarah Lou said...

Beautiful finish, I'm glad you didn't have to unpick all that quilting!

tomomi mcelwee said...

I like the back! great job!!

QuiltCandy said...

What a lovely pinwheel quilt :-) And the back looks great, now it co-ordinates with the front perfectly, and no-one will ever know about that fold!

Fran said...

That's a great tutorial, thanks for pointing it out!

Tracee Perry said...

Your pinwheel quilt is lovely.

Patchwork and Play said...

You don't look at all cold from here...Seriously it is a very cute quilt! And the pinwheel on the back was the perfect solution!

Sarah said...

what a wee cutie!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Such a cute quilt and I love the pinwheel on the back!

lindsey said...

Really pretty and I too like the pin wheel on the back

Leanne said...

This is lovely, the pinwheel on the back is a great solution to the little fold too.

CathyK said...

Love that quilt and the pinwheel on the back is perfect!

Nadel-Garn-Tee said...

HI, a really pretty quilt, i love the quilting and the pinwheel on the back is given an special.

Annabella said...

Oh well you proved me wrong - the oopsie looks great...sie!

Katy Cameron said...

Sheesh, you deviant, veering away from that FAL list ;o)

Kirsten said...

Love these pinwheels and putting the one on the back was a great idea!

Judith, Belfast said...

Lovely quilting C and great idea on the back! Jxo

Lynne said...

Very nice indeed; love the quilting.

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