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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bloggers's Quilt Festival

 I had a hard time trying to decide what quilt I wanted to enter this time around and in the end I decided to enter my Pinwheel Sampler quilt.
Why? Simply because I ♥ it. When Rachel  first posted about her Pinwheel Sampler  I was smitten. So was she. I remember she said she was like Linus carrying it around with her ;-)
I can totally understand that now. She made a fabulous pattern and I had a ton of fun quilting along with everyone and seeing everyone else's quilts come to life.

With this quilt I really tried to perfect my piecing. You know with pinwheels you really want your points to line up and that was my main focus in making this. I tend to rush through quiltmaking, since I always have so many ideas/ projects running/screaming around in my head demanding my attention. I'm always wanting to move on to the next project, especially when I'm close to finishing. You know how that is right? I know I can't be alone in that;-)





I really tried to slow down here and make it perfect. It's not, of course, but I tried and I figure I get brownie points for that☺
This is mostly made from a Verna Layer Cake by Kate Spain for Moda. I had to use a few prints from my stash since I made a few extra blocks ( 25 instead of the original 16 ).
Now go have a look around at all the other quilts at the Festival. There are some real beauties out there!
Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

13 comments:

Michelle said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Quiltbenaco said...

Belle le girandole!
Ciao Domenica

Joanne said...

What a soft and stunning quilt! WOW!

Christine said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the different pinwheels! Your extra hard work paid off!

joan said...

I don't know if I can find the appropriate words to describe your beautiful quilt. Wow! GORGEOUS!Adoreable!

Brenda said...

Love your quilt, the colors are wonderful.

Linda said...

I totally love this quilt. You did an excellant job. In my opinion the white really make is so beautiful!! Make the colors really relax and be joyful. This is my favorite of all the pinwheel quilts. Cool that you used the time to try to perfect your sewing - I've done that too and I'm happier with my seams - although they aren't always perfect.

Sandra said...

What a sweet cheery quilt. Can't go wrong with pinwheels and stars.
Thanks for sharing.
Come see my antique 1890 schoolhouse quilt
http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com/
or my black/white/pink scrappy miniature sampler
http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

psphyllissews said...

I have admired this design, too, and like how yours looks! Great work!

KatesBlog said...

I love your finished quilt - how fun, of course Verna is great. Well done.

Karen said...

Your pinwheel sampler looks great! Love the colours you have used in the design.
I can see why you like it so much.
Wonderful!

Carol said...

You picked some very pretty colors for your sampler. Looks lovely.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Okay - I've already commented on this quilt - but have to say again how much I LOVE IT! You did a wonderful job! Love the fabric, love the blocks - LOVE IT!!