Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pinwheel Quilt in Progress


A year ago, my sister-in-law came and picked out fabric in my stash for me to make my brother W a quilt.  She selected this cream and these green fabrics.  I am finally getting around to making it.  :)

The quilt is inspired by my friend Val at Val's Quilting Studio.   Last May she posted about a darling pinwheel quilt  she had made.  I immediately knew it would be good for my brother.


It goes together really fast, because my pinwheels finish at sixteen inches.  (Slightly bigger than Val's.)  I changed it up by using the background in the pinwheels, adding cornerstones between them, and making my borders slightly larger (3 inches finished.)  I spent one day making the blocks, and the next piecing the top.


I plan on having a minky backing and quilting it in big swirls/spirals.  I really love simple quilts!

And have you seen this pressing tip?  You put a magazine on your item while it is still hot from the iron and leave it on until it's cool.  (Read more about it here at Cluck Cluck Sew.)


It really helped my seams to lay flat, even where all eight points meet.


While I wouldn't use it for everything, it was perfect for pressing the final seam on the pinwheels.

XX,
Jasmine

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14 comments:

  1. Very nice, clean and simple. The greens are so very pretty. I am looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

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  2. Nice tip; I have definitely used heavy objects (dictionary) on seams to help them set nice and flat previously. This quilt looks much more complicated than simple. 16 inch blocks definitely help piecing go quickly, though.

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  3. The fabrics in this are awesome, the pinwheels seem to shimmer at the right angle! Good things come to those who wait, that's what I told my nieces and nephews about their quilts ;) This may have been quick and simple but it has a very dramatic impact IMHO. Can't wait to see it quilted :)

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  4. Nice tip on pressing seams! Another beautiful quilt in the making. :-)

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  5. I love quilts that come together quickly! Yours is great.

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  6. Very pretty, and it will be even more so once you treat it to your pretty quiting treatment. Lucky brother!

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  7. I really need to try some more simple quilts and bigger blocks but I just love those tinier pieces. I too say the time of leaving something on top after ironing and loved the results.

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  8. Pretty Pinwheels. Can't wait to see how you quilt it.

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  9. The corner blocks in the the sashing are a wonderful touch Jasmine! I need to think more often about making simple quilts - this one is a beauty!
    I sometimes stash my freshly ironed pieced under the cutting mat until they cool - which probably isn't the best thing for the cutting mat.

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  10. I really like the effect of the sashing/corner stone addition to the pinwheels! Thanks for that tip I hadn't read that one, I'll have to give it a try.

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  11. I love the simplicity of this quilt, so pretty!

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  12. The greens are so harmonious and soothing. I love this quilt.

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  13. The simplicity of this is gorgeous. Beautiful colours really makes it!

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  14. I love your version of the pinwheell Jasmine!! I like using the background in one of the pinwheels....as it creates such a clean finish!

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