Quilting Fun


While I love the satisfaction of finishing a quilt, it isn't the only way to have fun with quilting. Fun also comes from the great outings with girlfriends, shopping expeditions with Grandma, or just sitting in my "thoughtful spot" chair perusing magazines and books. The thrill of the next project waiting just there on the horizon...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pinwheel Quilt

I had hoped to finish the pinwheel quilt on Monday when we all sewed at Sherrie's house. Alas, I did not.


I did, however, get back to work on it Tuesday here at home, and I finished it in just an hour or two.


It is a rather small quilt, and I should have paid better attention to that. I have plenty of fabric remaining - I could so easily have made it a row wider and a row longer. Oh well, it's done, and I am pleased with it. The pic above looks washed out because the sun was shining in behind it.

I don't think I've ever made a Thimbleberries pattern that has dissatisfied me, come to think of it. All of her patterns are well written and easy to follow.

I did make a small boo-boo. I was just rolling right along adding those borders without a thought. When I picked up all my stuff, there were 4 extra pinwheels. What?? How could I have miscounted those?? Well, a quick check of the pattern and those four pinwheels were supposed to go in the border corners. Duh. Now I have these extra pinwheel blocks to use somehow. I will figure something out. Just give me time.


This is the quilt in the book. Hers is a Christmas-themed quilt in 3 fabrics. I used 4 fabrics in my version.


And, of course, this is the book in which the pattern is located.

My thanks for November 15:
I am thankful for my siblings. I am the oldest of 5, and I have such wonderful childhood memories with them. I always look forward to holiday get-togethers.

Happy Quilting, Friends!
 

1 comment:

Jo said...

Ha! Thats sew funny that you forgot the corners...i did the same thing yesterday! I was rolling along, feeling very smug about my progress...then i found those four extra squares. Oh well, into the orphan box they go...maybe your corners and mine could get together and produce more blocks?