Friday, February 17, 2012

Baby Pinwheels

Can I say that my own stuff is adorable??

I absolutely love this little quilt!

I've had these pinwheel blocks on my shelf for at least six months; probably longer.  They've been just sitting in there waiting for the perfect occasion to pull them out and make them into a quilt for a special baby. 

Hideaway by Moda, Pinwheels, Half Square Triangles, Baby Quilt

What is it with me and pinwheels lately?  They are too sweet.

My brother and his wife are having a baby next month, and I wanted to get this finished for the baby shower, which is in a couple of weeks.

This fabric line is called Hideaway from Moda.  You can still find some here.  It's made from a charm pack that I picked up because I love these fabrics.  Seriously, it's so adorable I can't stand it! 
Hideaway by Moda, Quilting Pinwheels

Cuckoo clocks, alpine villages, little cuckoo it!

The white is Kona Snow, my favorite.

It's sparkly and bright, just perfect for a sweet baby girl.

I quilted this one in a new pattern for me, and I struggled a little trying to direct this quilt to do what I wanted it to do under my needle.  That's why I need a longarm! 

But I'm so excited because I think it worked out pretty well overall!

I quilted the border in my go-to classic swirly pattern.

I bordered it and backed it in cotton yardage from the Hideaway line, and bound it with the same fabric.  I didn't want the binding to stand out from the border because I think that would have made the quilt way too busy.

Is that little bird sweet or what?

On a negative note, I broke 5 needles quilting this quilt.  It was quite frustrating.  I have no idea what happened!

This little sweetie measures up at 40" x 40"

{I love those sweet little toes!}
Now it just needs a label, then I'll wrap it up and it'll be ready to go!

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Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!
My daughter is coming home for the weekend from college, and we're so excited!


  1. Great job! I love pinwheels & your quilting really does highlight them! Whoop Whoop!!

  2. When your stuff looks like that, then yes, you may say it is adorable.

  3. Looks great! I love the colors. And that little bird is stinkin' cute. I agree with the reasoning on the matching binding. Sometimes binding needs to hide, sometimes binding needs to stand out.

  4. Yes, you may! Very cute and I love the wide border!

  5. Love the quilting on it - so pretty. I've got some pinwheels I'm about to quilt and I just might borrow your idea.

  6. Cute quilt I love the quilting on it too.

    Make sure you stop by and put your guess in my quilt givaway by guessing my babys B-day or Birth Weight.

  7. It is an adorable quilt and yes, it's okay to say it! I love the squiggles you quilted in the white HSTs. Very cute!

  8. You bet you can say it's adorable when it's that cute :) I love pinwheels and is adorable!! Love the way you quilted it.

  9. That baby quilt is perfect for a new baby!

  10. Lovely quilt just perfect for a new little one! Congratulations on such a beautiful quilt!

  11. What a beautiful gift. I love the pinwheels.

  12. I think it's an adorable quilt! Love it! Have fun with your daughter! Deb.

  13. Very adorable quilt...with breaking the needles you may want to speed up your hands or slow your pedal speed. :)

  14. You're allowed to say whatever you want about your quilt and I agree! AAAdorable.

  15. Oh, it IS adorable! I love pinwheels!

  16. That is so cute and cheerful!! Pinwheels are always fun! Whoop whoop!!

  17. That is lovely! I've just finished a pinwheel quilt but it looked more like hourglasses because of the way I'd constructed the blocks. Duh. Live and learn I guess!

  18. I must looks a lot cuter in person! Coming home was so lovely :)

  19. Love it!!! Congrats on the new niece or nephew!!

  20. Adorable quilt! I have made a few things using half-square triangles but haven't tried pinwheels yet. (And I love giving my creations away but sometimes I think they're so great I want to keep them!)

  21. This turned out so lovely ! I made a few quilts from Hideaway , and they turned out nice ! I love your quilting ; happy baby quilt !

  22. This is so cute. So yes you can say your own stuff is adorable. LOL It is the truth after all.


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