Monday, 27 August 2012

Pinwheels in the Forest Quilt


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Can I make a quilt in a weekend? Yes I can!

Hubbie is visiting friends back home and they've just had a baby boy so I asked him if I should make a quilt (while already mentally sorting through my stash to see what delights I could use!) Obviously he said yes and, while he kindly entertained the kids, I created this Pinwheels in the Forest quilt:


I used this tutorial by Rachel of Four Wise Monkeys, only making 9 of the pinwheels for a smaller quilt - it measures approx 54"x 54".

It's a right mix of fabrics! Can't remember them all but there's definitely some Riley Blake 'Fox Trails', Lizzy House 'Outfoxed' (hedgehogs, foxes and more still available here), Joel Dewberry 'Heirloom', Suzanne Ultman 'Critter Community' and Rashida Coleman-Hale 'I Heart' in there. The background and sashing is Kona snow. It was all pieced using Aurifil 50wt (didn't even have to change the bobbin!) and quilted with a Coats thread in very pale baby blue.



The back is pieced because I didn't have anything else that was quite right. I made a border and then realised it wasn't big enough so had to add another strip of solid to one edge, which makes the panel of Fox Trails off centre but oh well, it's still cute!


I did some basic straight line quilting using my nifty walking foot guide with the rawl plug!

I stayed up too late last night hand sewing the binding - I was tempted to machine it but honestly I cannot get it to look nice at all and wasn't up for faffing about!

Fingers crossed they'll like it!



I'm very excited because today I signed up for the Low Volume Swap at Making Rebecca Lynne - seriously go here and sign up

Low Volume Swap

Check out the Flick group for the gorgeous fabrics already part of the charm swap. SO LUSH!! You can visit the group if you have any questions, Rebecca is really helpful! Also Helen at Archie the Wonderdog posted some amazing examples of what you can do with low volume fabrics. I've seen a few of these around and I just adore them - especially when they are contrasted with bright modern fabrics.

Rebecca is super organised, she's planned everything really well and I'm positive this will be amazing swap! It's a fantastic way to get at least 112 charms of beautiful fabric. I know I can't wait to get mine :)



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26 comments:

  1. Oh it's gorgeous. You are amazing! I bet they love, love, love it.

    Been umming and ahhing re: Becca's swap. Will just have to jump on board and not tell Craig. Hehehe.

    xo

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  2. That is fab! I do love a pinwheel block.

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  3. The quilt is beautiful! I love the binding.

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  4. I'm sure they'll love it! Very fun mix of prints for a baby!

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  5. You are truly amazing. I don't think I could do a quilt in a day!

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  6. Wonderful....you must have been at it for hours and hours!!!

    Fantastic resuls though.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  7. Quick work and gorgeous work too!

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  8. Love it! I am joining in on the Low Volume Swap. Thinking like you add a few colors and "POP". Should be fun!

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  9. So cute! What a perfect baby quilt. I signed up for the low volume swap! Should be a fun one!

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  10. You fast piece you! Well done.

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  11. Lucy you are a legend, a quilt in that time, wow!

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  12. You stagger me with what you achieve ! The new parents will Iove the pinwheels.

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  13. Wow one weekend!! Such a fun quilt! Love the pattern and the fabrics =D

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  14. That looks just wonderful. Love the fabrics!

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  15. Love all of those cute fabrics peeking out in the pinwheels Lucy!

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  16. It looks great, WTG you! (I was hearing Bob the Builder in the first line though lol)

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  17. Great gift quilt L! You must be blooming! Jxo

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  18. Lucy! You are making me blush!!! A quilt in a weekend, girl that is going to be one energetic child...I can tell already!

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  19. I'm sure they will love it! How can someone not love an adorable handmade quilt? :o) Great job, and so fast! I joined the swap, too.. looking forward to it!
    xo

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  20. You are again putting us all to shame! Great quilt - what more could that baby boy want! Lots of rolling about then den making to come!

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  21. I love how big the pinwheels are! I'm sure baby will love it. :)

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  22. Fun little baby quilt - of course they will like it!

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  23. A weekend? Crikey!

    P.S. Thanks for the mention!

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  24. Even though I don't do Facebook...I did this time since the fabrics are so lovely. Please count me in hte giveaway...I wanna be freshly squeezed ! :-)

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