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 the 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.