Friday, March 22, 2013

Pretty Little Pinwheels

I finally knocked something out from the UFO pile:-)  I don't even remember when I pieced this top!

I dug in to my massive stash of repros and used this awesome Pinwheel Baby Quilt pattern by Jodi at Pleasant Home for the Moda Bake Shop.  I just had to make it when I saw the little prairie points in the border!!!

Remembering the lesson that I can usually shanghai my BMQG friends in to helping me baste, I took this up to our retreat last weekend.  Conversation and a glass of wine makes crawling around on the floor pinning so much more tolerable!

I used this as a chance to practice some new FMQ.  In the center I tried the Loop & Double Loop Swirls from Free Motion Quilting with the amazing Angela Walters.  For the outer border I went with my usual heart paisley.  I did some dense rows of straight line quilting in the inner border but I wish I'd done the same on the edges of the outer border.  Live and learn;-)

Best of all I had already made the binding when I pieced the top so all I had to do was slap it on.  A cozy night of TV with my DH and I can call this one done!!!

Quilt Stats:

Finished quilt is 36" x 44"
Pattern: Pinwheel Baby Quilt pattern by Jodi at Pleasant Home for the Moda Bake Shop.
Fabrics: 30s Repros from Stash
Batting: Quilter's Dream Cotton - Request
Thread: Aurifil 2021

Linking up to the fabulous Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. So cute! Love the prairie points. And the quilting is lovely, girl!

  2. It is beautiful! Great fabrics and fantastic quilting! Isn't it nice to finish something from the pile of UFOs?

  3. wow! this is ADORABLE!! love the prairie points, something I haven't tried yet.. hmmmm what can I add it on to NOW ??? :)

  4. Such a pretty quilt! I love the quilting you did on it.

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  6. Ok...let's try this one more time! Craziness!

  7. Your prairie points really make the quilt extra special. It looks lovely.

  8. This is a fab quilt! I especially like your prairie points :)

  9. Beautiful quilt! I love the little prairie points.
    And this one is on my todo list someday.(my long long todo quilts ;) )

    Your FMQ is amazing!

  10. That is so sweet, I love the prairie points (and knowing what they're called!)

  11. Yay for a great finish! The quilting looks great.

  12. This quilt is beautiful! I love the little prairie points around the edge. 30's repro fabrics are so fun and soothing to look at. :)

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation