Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Summer Breeze Pinwheels

I have been wanting to play with some pinwheels......... so I made this baby boy quilt for my niece's baby shower last Saturday. She was thrilled. I love that feeling when you give a gift and the recipient is so excited that they make everyone stop and see what they have just received. Sweet! These pinwheels were so fun to make. Bonus!



The fabrics were all from my stash, which made this project even better because I'm on a no shopping pact until I make a significant "dent" in my over loaded shelves!! Unless of course I just need to add one or two fabrics to what I have to finish a project. hehehe :).....sheepish grin. shhhhh!



























For some reason these squares look a little more yellow than they really are. Note to self: Gotta get a better camera and some better "user" skills.  
 This pinwheel is a better color shot. Don't you just love the green!! So delicious.




 













The backing said boy for sure.

















Now I'm just playing with some camera angles. ok, ok, I can't get enough of these fabulous colors. I'm so excited that I have enough fabric to make another one!!

My humble lable. A rectangle of muslin. A permanent black marker. :)














I just finished some dresen plate table circles. I'd call it a runner but I have a round table so technically it's not really a runner. Oh, and I have pictures of my new kitchen to share with you soon. Later in the week I should have the photo shoot completed. Fun, fun! I am pleased with the results AND my kitchen is MUCH more functional now. I will also have the AFTER shots of my sewing room coming. That space is now organized (believe it or not) and humming along just fine, hence the newly finished projects that I am quickly crossing of my list. I'm posting this on Amy's Quilt Festival you can also view it here. Lots of great creations to feast you eyes on!!

As always, thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow!!

34 comments:

  1. Don't feel guilty for purchasing fabric to finish a project. Better to do that than 1. not finish or, 2. dislike what you do finish because it isn't "right." Even if you bought fabric to finish this, it would be worth it. I use more fabric when I'm happy.

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  2. Beautiful quilt. No wonder your niece was so proud of it! Great work.

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  3. I always love pin wheels! Your quilt and your fabrics are just beautiful!

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  4. Gorgeous job, I love the colors!

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  5. I love pinwheels! What a pretty quilt!

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  6. How fun! Your pinwheels look great!

    Jennifer :)

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  7. I love how your sashing is not all one color!

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  8. Good job. What a happy quilt and you did just a beautiful job.

    Carol

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  9. very nice job..inspiring me to make one too!

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  10. Wonderful, happy colors! I can see why your niece was so excited. Lovely quilt.

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  11. Pinwheels are a great classic pattern and made up with your wonderful fabric choices makes a gorgeous quilt!

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  12. Cute quilt. ahh, now I want to make pinwheels...

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  13. Your pinwheel quilt is very nice. I'm sure the new baby will love it! I like the creative way you divided up the sashing colors between the blocks. Very creative!

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  14. Beautiful color combination

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  15. I have those dotty fabrics and I love them - I really love this beautiful quilt. The different-coloured narrow sashings really make it sparkle.

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  16. great pinwheel quilt - love your color choices

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  17. Thanks for the kind words on my NYB quilt Kate. BTW I love vintage fabrics & especially in a Dresden Plate. I have quilted one for a client from her GM's 30's blocks & now I have one of my own to quilt, bought the blocks from eBay!

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  18. Sweet, sweet quilt! Love the thin sashing!

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  19. Wonderful baby quilt. Nice and bright.

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  20. it is so bright and fun. i love it

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  21. Wow! What a fun and cheerful quilt for the baby boy.

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  22. Pinwheel quilts are always a favorite for me and yours is especially bright and cheery!

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  23. Beautiful quilt! Great colors and pinwheels are always a favorite.

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  24. Nice colors; love those big pinwheels!

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  25. I never get tired of pinwheels. yep that green is fantastic. Great quilt.

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  26. That's definitely an updated look on a traditional pattern. I like the sashes being made from different fabrics.
    So glad the mommy loved it and oohed and ahhhhed appropriately !

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  27. What a bright cheery quilt-can't go wrong with giant pinwheel, lime green and dots-perfect spring baby quilt.
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  28. I had and used up 3 of those fabrics. The little random dot ones are great--I wish I had more! Your quilt looks amazing, love the pinwheels!

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  29. Those colors are delicious and the pinwheels are a great design for them!

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