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.
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar. There is something fun for every day of the week.