I’ve been getting in as much sewing possible before good weather hits here in Michigan, so I’ve really been putting in the hours on my machine. Soon there will be lots of yard work and other outdoor activities. I have so many quilt designs drawn out in my notebook that I want to make – there’s just not enough hours in a day. I’ve wanted to do this pinwheel quilt for a while and knew I was going to make pinwheels popping out on a white background. I wasn’t sure about the color scheme at first, but it evolved to become a very colorful quilt! Stay tuned because I am writing a full pattern for this quilt and hope to have it ready soon. There’s so many color possibilities for this quilt – I would love to make a navy and white one, too.
This quilt was made of mostly of Kona solids – White, Orange, Pear, Baby Pink and Bright Pink. The dotted pinwheels on the front is a fabric I really love – it’s called “Sunkissed” by Michele D’Amore for Benartex Fabrics. So fun! I used it as the backing fabric, also. Unfortunately, this is a hard to find fabric now. I’ve been hoarding it for a while.
I pondered how to quilt this and in the end I ended up doing modern diagonal lines, going in just one direction. It was tempting to quilt it both ways, but I restrained myself! Because I followed the pinwheels and went right down the diagonal corner of the squares, I did not need to mark my quilting lines in any way. I used a 4.0 inch stitch length on my machine. The batting was Warm & White from the Warm Company.
The binding is a fabric I’ve had in my stash for a while, just waiting for the perfect quilt and this was it! It’s a pink stripe from the Hi De Ho Collection from Moda. I made 2.5″ binding and did my usual machine binding method.
This quilt finished at 40″ x 47″. It’s a great size for a child to snuggle with or as a great design accent for a room.
I’m listing this quilt in the shop.
Thanks for dropping in – I hope you’re making something!