Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall 2010

It's time for another Blogger's Quilt Festival! I've joined in 2 of the previous 3, so I really wanted to jump in and post for this one!

I've posted about this one before, back this summer when I made it and entered it into a contest. I call it "Windy Days Pinwheels."

This quilt is 36 1/2" x 36 1/2".

In the previous Blogger's Quilt Festivals I've posted about each of my girls' quilts (here and here). They coordinate and use a lot of the same fabrics, so it only made sense for me to post about my little boy's quilt this time! I used a lot of the same fabrics again, but just omitted the girly-er prints and used a darker cranberry instead of the rose pink. I also started collecting extra fabrics in these color families as soon as I found out he was a boy, so 2 1/2 years of collecting creates quite the stash. :)

Here's a peek after I chain pieced all 96 half square triangle units together!

My little guy thought it was only fair if he got to help make his own quilt! I hid the rotary cutter--he was safe, don't worry! Although I probably should have hidden it from myself. Not long after I took this picture, while trimming down the half square triangle blocks, I proceeded to trim a bit off my own finger! It was a horrifying sight, but my fingertip healed much better than anyone anticipated. My left pointer finger is just a bit more pointy now. :)

After I got up the nerve to touch the rotary cutter again, I pretty quickly finished up piecing his quilt. I machine quilted it on my sewing machine with a simple diamond grid pattern and added the binding.

Best of all, my little guy loves it! :)


  1. Mi spiace per il tuo infortunio...
    La trapunte è venuta bene!
    Sono andata a vedere anche i tuoi lavori delle passate edizioni...
    sono tutti molto belli!
    Ciao Domenica

  2. A lovely quilt! I love the photo at the end!

  3. love the pinwheels & color, and it is only fair that your little boy get his moment to share his quilted treasure, too!

  4. Very sweet quilt. And that last photo is perfect!

  5. What a sweet quilt. Sweeter still when photographed with such a sweet boy!

  6. The pinwheels seem perfect for a boy who probably (I am guessing) has lots of energy! So happy to see him enjoying his quilt!

  7. I'm not surprised he loves it, it's great. Glad the finger healed OK.

  8. Pinwheel quilts are the best fun. I love the way they suit so many fabrics. Your quilt looks wonderful and it is great to see your gorgeous little boy enjoying it!