Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pretty Pinwheel Quilt


This pretty pinwheel quilt is my new favorite.   I know I say that after every new quilt I make but I just can't help it.  This one reminded me of how much better I like prints mixed with a healthy dose of white - they seem so crisp and bright and you can really appreciate each print that way.


Just like my star baby quilt I used Sara Morgan's 1930's reproduction collection Toybox IV to make this quilt.   These prints are all small scale florals.  Either white flowers on a colored background or multicolored flowers against a white background.



Originally, I only bought a fat quarter bundle but I loved these fabrics so much I am hoping to get some more soon.


The binding is scrappy - made from the leftover strips of fabric.  I think it sets off the border and back perfectly.


I used Kona white for the back.  I prefer a white back when the top has so many different fabrics.  The white back really keeps the attention on the pattern and prints on the front.  Plus the quilting really shows up against the white even though it is white thread.


Eventually I am going to find a better place to take these full size pictures.  The light in this corner is terrible and it makes the colors look off.  Plus the wall has all kinds of holes and scuffs that need to be fixed.  But for now it gives you a general idea of how the whole quilt looks and its size.  This one finished up at 52 x 68 inches.  A nice generous lap/throw size.


I did put this one in my etsy shop but I won't be sad if it doesn't sell:).  

We're off to our cottage again soon so I'll be back to making Christmas tree ornaments for awhile.  Then I have two piles of fabric that have been making me feel guilty - a whole collection of Country Girls and a smaller bundle of Rocket Age.  Oh and that little mud room project that I started last week needs to get done too.

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

9 comments:

  1. That is nice. That looks like a perfect quilt to have on the couch while you watch TV - somehow equally cheerful and comforting.

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    1. You're so right! I'm so tempted to take it off etsy and just cuddle up in it myself!

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  2. Very pretty! Isn't it satisfying to use up those scraps!

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    1. Thanks Tina! I love using up scraps or getting more than one project out of a bundle of fabric. Somehow it makes me feel like I get more for my money.

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous! I agree with you about the white being ideal for enhancing the vibrancy of the prints. Great work!

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    1. Thanks Jen! I am planning on using lots more white again in my projects now.

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  4. I know this is an old post, but had to tell you that I love, love, love this quilt. I AM partial to anything done in 1930's anyway. I think my next quilt will be a pinwheel, it looks so good. Thanks, Shelia

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