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:

WalkingWithFeathers 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.

Tracey Jacobsen 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 said...

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

Jessica Kelly 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 Design 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.

Ms. Goodwill Haunting 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!!

Sharlee said...

Very nice love your quilt!!!

Manda said...

Beautiful.. and i love the scrappy binding :)