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Monday, 7 September 2015

Pinwheeling....

My most recent finish!  It seems that hand-made items have their time to shine, each in turn.

When I pulled this one out of the box a couple of months ago, I felt very happy and calm with the project.  I had a feeling that the new Mum (baby not yet born) would like the quilt and guess what?  She sure did.  It was with great delight that she squealed and then jumped around with joy at receiving this gift - her grandmother (my aunt) and her great-grandmother (my grandmother) were also quilters, so she felt it was very special.

I originally posted about this particular quilt here, in April 2013.  


Front of quilt.


The gorgeous soft flannelette backing.
The idea/pattern for the large pinwheels is from the Moda Bakeshop website and makes great use of 5in charm squares.  I added on the borders to use up some leftover fabric pieces and to make the quilt a little larger to suit a cot and then a sleepy time quilt for when baby becomes a toddler.

For the quilting, I used a large swirl wave design over the pinwheels, ellipses in the narrow border and then swirls in the outer border.  

I have plans to make another one with 5in charm squares that are predominately pinks and already put aside.  I thoroughly enjoyed seeing "pinwheeling" come to life.

This is finish #6 of 12 planned for the year.