My Disappearing Pinwheel Quilt
Today I finished the binding on this quilt to complete another item on my UFO Challenge list. That is a good feeling! I'm really happy with this finished quilt. The colors are not the usual brights that I am always drawn to, but I really enjoyed working with these fabrics.
Mom, Aunt Brenda, and I have each been making our own Disappearing Pinwheel quilts this past winter, and we had sewing days together to piece our tops together. We followed the tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company. They are still finishing theirs, but I'll show you when they're done, don't worry :-)
My fabrics were from a Hoffman Bali Cracker package (layer cake squares) called Brown Sugar. For my background fabric I chose a creamy marbled batik that looked great with it, much more interesting than a plain solid.
This is one of those sew-cut-sew-cut type of patterns. First you make pinwheels like the ones above. Then you cut them just right, rearrange the pieces, and finally sew them back together to make the finished blocks.
I thought I'd share a picture from the back of the longarm so you can see how the pantograph is set up. Those green pieces are just some painter's tape that I use to hold down the pantograph paper.
The backing for this quilt is a brown minky fabric. I ordered this from Missouri Star Quilt Company. Most minky fabrics are around 60" wide, and this was extra wide (90") and not as easy to find. I was glad not to have to piece the back together, though. I quilted it with one of my new pantographs called Tivoli.
This minky is unbelievably soft. Waaay softer than the JoAnn Fabrics stuff. Really, if you could touch it, you would not want to stop touching it! It also really shows of the quilting beautifully.
I really do love this quilt, and it looks great on our couch, but it will soon be going to a new home where someone special will also love it, I'm sure.
Thanks for visiting and checking out my work. I'll be liking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday.
4/17/2015 01:07:10 pm
What a lovely quilt!! I agree, real minky is to die for soft!! And I have to tell you, that pantograph is just stunning with this quilt! XX!
4/17/2015 03:24:34 pm
The minky backing looks like a great choice, I bet it feels lovely.
4/17/2015 05:04:46 pm
Looks really good! I have just discovered how lovely a minky backing is and can't wait to use it on another quilt.
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