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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Pinwheel Quilt

By: Karen

Late last year or earlier this year – I’m really not sure – I made up this small pinwheel quilt and finally got it in the hoop to hand quilt at the end of summer.  I took time off from it for most of September while I did a little traveling but was able to finish it when we got home.  It was the only thing I worked on for 11 days and got it done. 

It is always such a nice feeling to make a dent in the pile of quilt tops and have one more finished isn’t it.  this is not a fancy quilt and there is no fancy stitching –it is just done Smilethe thread I used is King Tut variegated – it is not pearle cotton – I didn’t do tiny stitches, but yet they are not as big as what is used for “big stitch” quilting – somewhere in between.

  I found the pattern for this on line some place – it was a free pattern.  I added the border, I don’t remember what the original border was.



this was a close up shot from before I washed it.  I used the blue marking pen “Mark b Gone” and all the marks came out like it normally does.


As you can see all the blue marks came out with no trouble at all – I washed on a large load with color catchers and the quilt came out with not a mark on it – then was tossed in the dryer for the antique crinkly look.  I used quilters dream 100% cotton batting the lowest loft.


this is a child’s size quilt about 52 x 62

Now I am mainly a hand quilter but I am trying my hand at machine quilting – that is right every now and then I try to do straight line stitching on an easy quilt so I can get done fast – too many quilts are waiting in line although I must say I am beginning to get caught up – if I can just control myself and finish a few things first before staring something new!!   I do have one other quilt ready to baste and get in the hoop and I am still working on my Red and Green Applique quilt in the big 3 roller frame – I am taking a break from it while I finish some smaller projects – I will get back to it soon.


  1. Karen... thanks for posting here... love following your blog but love seeing this quilt here today :) Thanks for sharing both sides... your quilting is awesome :) Thanks for sharing your talent with us :) Kathi

  2. Your work is exquisite! I loved seeing this quilt here today.

  3. precioso y que gran trabajo !!!!
    el acolchado me fascina

  4. Sometimes, I like the simpler quilts better! I really like this quilt!

  5. thanks all - I like to do simple quilts and challenging quilts :) best of both worlds.

  6. hi karen, love your quilt. i also hand quilt and find it very relaxing. i donate all my quilts and love paying it forward. if you ever have any ufos or tops scraps etc you want to part with, let me know. i would be honored to quilt one of your tops and donate it. babscorbitt at gmail dot com

  7. Great the dark background on the pinwheels.

  8. Hi Karen, greetings from Northern Ontario. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

    1. thanks Chris - I always love having new readers :) just checked out your blog - looks like you love giving things a second chance at beauty!

  9. I love your pinwheel quilt. I have never used Mark b-gone. I think I may try it soon. I recently used a chalk pounce that completely rubbed off before I got to the border to quilt it despite the assurances that it only would come off with water. So frustrating.

  10. Karen, I love this pinwheel quilt. Your quilting on it is awesome. Hand quilting is still on my someday list to do. I think I will google pinwheels to see if I can find the pattern. Thank you for sharing.


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