Thursday, July 1, 2010

Pinwheel Sampler Finished!

I'm a little late, but I finished Rachel's pinwheel quiltalong.
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Thanks for your encouragement on the border. I was really considering taking the easy/fast way out and skipping the border. I'm so glad I added it! I fell in love with this version on Flickr by pas681 and decided to follow her lead with the checkerboard border. I added two rows of 2.5-inch squares to both sides of the quilt.

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For the binding, I just used leftover scraps of Hope Valley.

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I'm thinking this is my favorite block.

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For the back, I added a row of 6-inch pinwheels.

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I have to admit I'm pretty much in love with this one...

Check out more finished projects on Amy's blog.

27 comments:

MissMary said...

way cool! love how the ones on the back are set differently so they look like they're spinning! :-)

Robin said...

beautiful. love the edge. love the back. love the whole thing. you do amazing work.

traceyjay said...

definitely one of my favorites of the pinwheels! Beautiful work Katie! :)

Kris said...

I'm in love! It's such a great design and the colors suit it perfectly. Nice job!

Leah said...

Great job as usual! Where is this quilt going? Previously, when you asked for opinions on the border, I was thinking binding. So you can't trust what I think anymore.

Mary said...

Yours looks so great! I love your block that's bordered in HSTs. Mine is still just a pile of blocks . . . I need to get on it!

Lesly said...

gorgeous work! congratulations on your finish!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Sew pretty! I especially love the detail on the back. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

Jessica said...

So so pretty! I love how simple the back is, just gorgeous. I may need to try this quilt along... Beautiful!

Jennifer-Girls Gone Reading said...

Beautiful!!! I love the pattern.

Nicole said...

I love it! Who knew about gray and orange, eh? They look fantastic together. Great job.

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Wow! So pretty and I like the pinwheels and I love making them. Great work!

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

Love this! love the pinwheels. I want to make one!

Rene' said...

Your pinwheel sampler turned out beautifully!!! I love the scrappy Hope Valley binding...the pinwheels set on the back...the checkerboard border...everything! Thanks for sharing!

Dayna said...

It's beautiful! Pinwheels are a "happy" thing, aren't they?

beth said...

What a beautiful quilt!! Love the border.

Rita E said...

So awesome! I'm way behind too, but started working on it again yesterday. Now I'm so inspired to finish it up! I love the checkerboard border too and may just add it to mine. Thanks for sharing!!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Oh I love the pinwheels. It really is my favorite block. So cute!

SewSara said...

it's gorgeous! well done! :)

QuilterMary said...

Who doesn't love a piwheel! The back is great. Nicely done - thanks for sharing it with us.

Kristen said...

Pinwheels, Hope Valley and a really cute border! This is really a beautiful quilt. Nicely done.

jlk said...

I can see why you're in love with it! It looks fantastic!

Leslie said...

i love it....

Diane said...

Beautiful! This is just lovely.

Sarah Craig said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! I love the fact that you only did the border on top and bottom - so unique!!

BeautifulSeams said...

Very nice love your quilt!!!

Manda said...

Beautiful.. and i love the scrappy binding :)