Monday, April 7, 2014

Fat Quarterly Issue 17--Spinning Pinwheel Quilt

I'm excited to share with you my next pattern--the Spinning Pinwheel Quilt.  This quilt is featured in Fat Quarterly Issue 17.  This issue is all about using pre-cut fabrics and if you have been following my blog during this past year, you may have noticed that I really enjoy designing with them.

For this stunning quilt, I was able to play with Moda Fabrics new line April Showers by Bonnie and Camille.  It is so much fun to have a completed quilt and pattern created as soon as the fabric arrives at your local shop.  The fun umbrella prints added a juvenile feel to the fabrics along with a touch of nostalgia.  The plaids have an antique gingham feel which accented the larger scale polka dots.  To compliment the fabrics, I used solid cream, lime and red for the sashing. The spring green is in honor of my mother--whose favorite color is green.  I feel solids appropriately placed can add to the nostalgia feel, yet adding a "modern" flare.  It was a fun project to make.

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To quilt this, I stayed relatively simple (for one of my quilts).  I used a tight stipple in each of the blocks, ditched all of the blocks and borders, did a leaf vine (naturally) in all of the lime green sashing and an alternating swirl in all of the cream setting sashing.  It turned out precious!

Now it's your turn to share for KISMIF 12.  Feel free to share your favorite links of thinks you've been working on.  Remember to "Keep It Simple and Make It Fun"!