Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pinwheels Part 2 COMPLETE

Hello Pinwheels...again :). As a change from the last Pinwheel completed a little while back, I decided to quilt #2 a little differently:


Can you see what the difference is with the first one?


Let me give you a hint - look closely at the seams. It's the quilting :). The first quilt I made I did meandering freestyle all along the quilt. However, for #2 I decided to accentuate each pinwheel by quilting along each seam.


LOVE it! The simple straight line quilting along each seam made every single one of the pinwheels POP and it plays quite well with the more modern design.

The quilt top is simply stunning - even more so in person ;)

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The back mimics the pinwheels from the front and features Starling from Alexander Henry Fabrics:

finished (1)

Together the quilt is so light and airy. The colors reminds me of the perfect spring day :)


The binding is from the Peaceful Planet line and hand binding on the back.


Honestly, I love the results but didn't quite enjoy the quilting. The quilt was HUGE (compared to some of the smaller quilts I've been working on) so to maneuver and constantly changing quilting directions to accommodate for all the straight seams along each pin in the pinwheels was a nightmare. I didn't keep track of time (or else I'll never quilt again!) but I would guess it took about 10 hours...give or take. By the end of all the quilting and hand binding I was exhausted. However, I am happy with the results and at the end of the day, that is all that matters :).

Quilt Information:
Spring Wheels (#2)
Front: 100% Cotton Prints and Solids.  Showcase fabric: Starling by Alexander Henry
Batting: Warm & Natural 100% cotton
Backing: 100% Cotton Solid (Amy Butler & Kona Solids)
Completed Dimension: ~60" x 66"
Quilting Method: Straight-lined quilting along each seam and each pin on each pinwheel
Binding: Machine Sew to Front and Hand Sew to Back (Peaceful Planet by Studio E)

Where to Buy?
Pinwheel Quilt #2
Fabrics Used for this quilt

I will be sharing this quilt at these great Linking Parties.


Johnnie said...

This is so cool! Stopping by to invite you to link up to Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!


Cheryl said...

Love the simple straight line quilting. I have a pinwheel top i pieced a while back, but need to quilt. seeing yours is giving me the kick in the butt to finish mine.

Katie said...

Really pretty! Your quilting is great :)

CraftyMummy said...

I'm a fan of simple quilting so I love this. It really accentuates the pinwheels too.

MGB said...

The straight line quilting looks very nice. Well done!

Kimberly said...

That is just beautiful! Both of them!!

Mique (as in Mickey) said...

Your work is beautiful- as always. Thanks for linking up to my Pity Party! xo

Becca said...

Beautiful job! I'd love it if you'd link this up to my Home and Family Friday linky party!


BeingBrook said...

So pretty! Love pinwheels quilts. You did a wonderful job!

Amber @ Quilted Euphoria said...

What a wonderful quilt! I just found you from I ♥Naptime bloghop. I'm your newest follower and would love to have you follow me back! I also would love to have you link this up at my weekend wow me party going on now! HAve a great rest of your weekend!

Erin of said...

Hi! I just discovered your site through Simply Designing's blog party and love it! I am a new follower and would love for you to link up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at

I look forward to blogging with you!

Lexi said...

I love pin wheel quilts and I love LOVE the simplicity of the straight line quilting.

Toni said...

I love how the straight line quilting complements the pinwheels. Beautiful! It does sound like a beast to quilt, but as long as you still love it, it was worth it!

Cindy said...

This is a really beuautiful quilt! I love the modern take (fresh, bright fabrics) with a traditional block. Great job!

Kirsten N said...

Love your pinwheels quilt!!

Jane said...

Lovely quilt! Know what you mean about the quilting!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday -- I featured you today!
- Mandy,

Christina said...

Great idea for the quilting! It looks fantastic. :)

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Lovely quilt! And the back is just as gorgeous as the front!
Visiting today from creative spaces.
Kat xx

TheAccidentalCrafter said...

Gorgeous as usual.

Jules said...

So lovely! Totally agree that it's very 'spring', the colours are lovely. I must admit the huge times involved are putting me off doing such a big quilt! Great stuff though!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Such talent, love the fabrics. Thanks for sharing!

Meg said...

Wow! Such a beautiful design! I love the vibrant colors! Great job!

Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) said...

soo very beautiful. love the quilting that you did around the pinwheels. thanks for linking up. we featured you tonight!

Megan said...

Beautiful quilt! It's so fresh and cheery! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!

Amber @ Quilted Euphoria said...

Beautiful! Thanks for comig to link up at the Weekend Wow Me party! Hope to see you next weekend!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I featured you this week at my Hookin Up with HoH party!

Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like!


Allison @ House of Hepworths


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