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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

12 comments:

  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

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

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

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

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

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  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

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  7. Great quilt....love the dark background on the pinwheels.

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  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
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    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!

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  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.

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  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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