I’m Glad I listened to Everyone ~ Pinwheel Quilt

The pinwheel beast turned out scrumptiously delish!

(sorry, but it seems whenever I want to take a picture of my quilts…my quilt holder is in bed…big sigh)

I’m very happy I listened to everyone and ripped out the disastrous first attempt at free-motion quilting on a large-scale! After a wash and tumble in the dryer, most of the tell-tale signs of that awful quilting disappeared! 🙂 It has the most wonderful comforting snuggle look to it now. I hope they like it at our local Veteran’s Guest House! I thank you all who kept after me.

Pinwheel Quilt Resurrected

Remember my quilting woes over this stupid PINWHEEL QUILT? A free-motion quilting project gone awry? And that I ripped out the WHOLE quilting that I did on it? Then folded it up and hid it?


I quilted it yesterday…diagonally. Attached the binding. It’s ready for me to do some hand stitching. Hopefully after I wash it, I won’t be able to see the first quilting needle holes.

Pinwheel Quilt Progress…more Orange Fabric

Just an update on the Connecting Threads Pinwheel quilt that my friend, April and I are making in a ‘quilt-along’.

I have column one sewn to two and column three sewn to four…tonight I’ll sew those together and work my way to the right. 🙂

I think I am finished with collecting orange fabric for THIS QUILT , from Cluck.Cluck.Sew.~ but one never knows for sure. These are the last ones I collected:

Wait! Wait! … don’t tell me!

(sorry…just love that NPR show and had to say it!)

I’m quilting again! Imagine that! 🙂

Last night I finished the binding on the Disappearing Recess quilt…using American Jane’s Recess fabric and the Disappearing Nine Patch block. It’s been washed and ready to go into my etsy store.

And then I started the Ben Franklin Mystery Quilt that is due by March 31st. (from the Sparks, Nevada store in the Greenbrae Shopping Center)

The idea is to make a small quilt or wall hanging by incorporating the fabrics in the mystery bag.

First, choose your color scheme and purchase the ‘Mystery Quilt’ bag of fabric. (each bag had either a pink or blue ribbon…I picked a blue one)

Second, choose your pattern and assemble your quilt using the fabrics in your bag and adding any additional fabrics of your choice.

Third, return your finished ‘Mystery Quilt’ by the deadline for judging.

Finished quilt size 40″x40″.

Each bag contains 1/2 yard of print and 4 1/4 yards of coordinating fabrics. Judging will be by the customers from April 1st – April 18th. Prizes to include fabric and gift certificates.

Here is a picture of the fabrics in my bag ~

A picture of the fabrics I added from my stash at home ~

And a picture of the blocks I made to incorporate into my quilt ~ Pinwheels and Crazy Nine Patches.

Wish me luck! 🙂

Cutting out new quilt using Moda Hushabye Charm Pack

I dropped in at Windy Moon Quilt shop after work yesterday looking for one thing and ended up with something else…a pattern that uses charm packs, which I already had at home.

Thimble Blossoms ‘pint-sized’ #129 designed by Camille Roskelley.

The quilt block itself is also known as Scrapy Patch, Whirlygiggles, Scrapy Cartwheels, Pinwheels, Whirligigs and so on.

I took out my charm packs (5″ squares) that I had and chose Moda’s Hushabye by Tula Pink….blues, pinks, greens and browns.

First I cut all the charms into four 2.5″ squares…along with an equal amount of neutral fabric, which I have many yards of ~ an ivory on ivory print.

Then you just cut and sew as instructed until you get a 3.5″ block looking like the wee one below:

One down, 79 more blocks to go! LOL!

When all put together, the quilt will be 40″ x 45″…great size for a baby quilt or wall hanging.

Materials needed for this quilt are as follows:

1 Charm pack (or 40 5×5 squares)
3/4 yard neutral fabric
3/4 yard for outer border
1/3 yard for inner border
1/2 yard binding
1-1/2 yards backing