Monday, June 12, 2017

Quite Contrary Pinwheel Baby Quilt

This quilt was also in the pile I picked up from Jackie a few weeks ago. This seems to be my year for making baby quilts, but the babies keep coming and I think every baby needs a quilt. :)

I made this quilt, using the same fabric about 7 years ago for our girl's piano teacher's baby:


And I made another using the same design for my cousin's baby. I had a lot of the main fabric left over so while I was in the spirit of using up oldies from my stash, I made a few more quilts and this is one of them. The fabric is from a line called Quite Contrary and I guess bought probably 4 or 5 yards of it at the time and some of it ended up here too:


There is still one more quilt top using this fabric and Jackie has it, but it's now officially all used up!


I just pulled coordinating fabrics from my stash and made HSTs, placing them into pinwheels.


It finishes at 48" x 58", making it big enough to grow into.


I backed it with Minkee and Jackie worked her magic again and quilted it using a pantograph called Primrose Swirl:

And I had just enough of this blue dot left in my stash for the binding:


On Saturday it was 110 degrees - not exactly perfect timing for Minkee, but it'll be ready for that first cold snap which can't come soon enough!


10 comments:

Pauline said...

Beautiful! Great selection of fabrics.

Anonymous said...

What a pretty quilt. Pinwheels are a great way to stretch a beloved fabric.

Cindy in NC

sandi s said...

I love the fabrics you used and they are all such great quilts! Hugs,

Shelly said...

Those are all adorable! Amazing what you can accomplish with some ample yardage of a good print, right?
It's turned off hot here, too, and I fear we're in full-on drought mode. We need rain so badly. Have a great week!

Tired Teacher said...

It's adorable! The fabric is perfect for a baby quilt. Were you sad to use the last bit?

Janet O. said...

Wonderful baby quilts. Are you glad to see the last of that fabric used up, or will you miss it?
It has served you well!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful quilt for a very lucky baby and Mother.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Adorable!! I am with you - we don't have your heat - but I'm really thinking 70 would be just nice!

Dar said...

I love making pinwheel baby quilts too. They are easy and look so bright and cheery for babies. You have done some very pretty ones over the years. We are having your hot temps too, but not quite 110. We are getting close to 100 and the heat index makes it feel like 110 though!

Nancy said...

Look at your perfectly matched centers where 8 different fabrics meet. Those seams are the reason I've never tried pinwheels! It's fun that you were able to use the fabric in so many quilts.

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