The last two weeks have been crazy busy!! I had the privilege of speaking at the Hall County Quilter’s Guild one Monday and then teaching a one day Machine Quilting Workshop on the Tuesday. It is so much fun to visit different guilds and meet new quilters!!
Even with everything else, I have been able to finish the piecing on the Pinwheel baby quilt.
I have had to be SUPER careful with the piecing because every single non-matching point would show terribly. Consequently, I meticulously planned which direction each seam would go and pinned like I have never pinned before…..
As I took each piece off of the design wall, I made sure that each corner was pinned in place…..
Then as I sewed the pinwheel points, I sewed another line just outside my original stitching….
….which meant that I had some wonderful extra pinwheel parts!!!
I used those extra bits and made a bunch more pinwheels and then started playing with border ideas…..
After about an hour or so, my eyes gazed across this piece of gradation fabric from Caryl Bryer Fallert…..
When I put it up on the design wall, I knew that it was the way to go….
The only problem was that I didn’t have very much of the gradation, so some very careful cutting and piecing ensued!!! Eventually, the top was finished….
I quickly put together a back…..
….and now just have to do the quilting!! I am thinking that I will do some “circle-esque” designs in the plain blocks to echo the design in the fabrics.
Hopefully I can get back to this one early in the week!!!!