Monday, July 20, 2015

Nephew Quilt in Progress



I was going to finish my last brother quilt before starting on quilts for nieces and nephews, but one of my nephews is getting married soon.  I decided I wanted to finish his quilt before the bridal shower.

My sister said that their colors are Tiffany Blue,bright red, gray, and white.  I looked up Tiffany Blue, and decided that aqua was as close as I could get.  My original plan was to make large pinwheels like I did for my brother W.


But then I got doing some math.  When you start with 9 inch squares, your HST square up at 8.5 inches.  Then your pinwheels are 16.5 inches unfinished.  16.5 just happens to be perfectly divisible by 3 making a disappearing pinwheel block a possibility.  It really was too perfect not to try.


Then I got thinking it might be even cuter if I mixed up the colors.


Yep, I loved it.  So I quickly sewed them into blocks which will finish at 15 inches.


Then it sat on my design wall for a week (while I was distracted by my Beatle Bag.)  Plus, I didn't know how I wanted to do the border of the quilt.  I wanted to incorporate more of the gray cornerstone fabric because that is going to be the binding.

I thought about it for a week, and decided to just start sewing the center of the quilt together.  Once I realized how much I liked the floating nature of the gray squares, I decided to continue it to the edges.  I'm so pleased with how the quilt top turned out.


And here it is basted and ready to quilt.  (Complete with minky backing, of course.)


While the mixed up, disappearing pinwheel was not my original plan, I'm so happy I decided to go through with it.  The only problem is that now I want one just like it.

XX,
Jasmine

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22 comments:

  1. I love how it turned out as well! Nicely done. I'm sure your nephew and future wife will love it!

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  2. I have just been using those colors on some scrapbook pages - love them! And I love what you did to your quilt blocks. It looks so complex. Very nice!

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  3. Looks great! Thanks for sharing how it evolved, too :)

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  4. It turned out really well - good choices for the mixed up blocks and the borders. Thanks for sharing your process!

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  5. I do like the colour combo's and really like the design you've come up with mixing it all up!

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  6. Love this Jasmine! That tiny bit of gray was a perfect addition. Nice job!!

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  7. I love seeing the design evolution of this quilt. The choice to mix the colors works perfectly, and I am guessing you already have a great quilting plan lined up! :)

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  8. I' ve been waiting for this post Jasmine! SMILES!! Looks great!! So glad you love that pinwheel pattern as much as me....but I think I love your adaptation even more!!

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  9. This is so fun! What a great finish!

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  10. Oh I love that the grey squares are inspired by your design wall! They look perfect too - what a great present :)

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  11. What a fun way to combine churn dashes and pinwheels!

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  12. I love how this quilt evolved into something so fun and perfect!

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  13. What a lovely quilt, I can't wait to see the quilting. :-)

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  14. I love this! I'm working on a churn dash of my own right now, but I think I might need to add another one to my list. The colors you used are great!

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  15. This quilt is so fun; I love the pinwheels in those churn dash blocks! The gray squares are such a perfect accent for those colorful blocks. Looks great!

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  16. Jasmine, what a quilt! The colors are fantastic! It would make a great Christmas quilt too!

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  17. Oh I have your problem too!! The last two quilts I made go out of my house in 2 days, and I'm having SUCH a hard time letting them go!!! This one is SO happy! You know, I have those colours EXACTLY sitting in a pile in my sewing room, waiting for some inspiration. This is perfect, so I think they might now have a destination....I love the floating grey squares too, and your border was sheer genius. :-) Minky, but of course!

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  18. charming, perfect for a boy too

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  19. S what did you think of the cutting? Last "disappearing" quilt blocks I did were full of bias edges and did NOT play well. Yours look perfect, though!

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  20. It's so fresh and pretty! I'm looking forward to seeing how you quilt this one.

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  21. I am making a quilt for a friend. She wanted aqua and coral. I headed to Pinterest, typed in aqua quilts and up popped your beauty! It is amazing! I have never seen the dissipating pinwheel. Wow, how I love how you mixed them up. Thank you so much for your inspiration!! I now have a plan!

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