Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A pinwheel quilt

A couple weeks ago our quilt group had the monthly meeting at NancyP's. When the discussion turned to finalizing the plans for the the annual retreat this month, I realized I had forgotten to make my baby quilt. Every November we donate a stack of baby quilts to a home for unwed mothers. How could I have forgotten this?!!! I am blaming it on the fact that I was sewing and quilting a pile of wheelchair quilts.

Anyway, I saw Lorrie's Christmas pinwheel quilt and knew that I could duplicate that pattern for a baby quilt - quick and easy! And then this tutorial was on the Moda Bakeshop. I didn't have a charm pack to spare, so I used some fat quarters.

I love how this turned out! (Yes, I know I haven't trimmed the border at the top.) The retreat starts Friday, and I don't even have my projects cut. Not sure where I'll get the time to quilt this, but it's on the to-do list.


Lorri said...

It turned out beautiful! I have 2 baby quilts to finish before the end of the year and having a difficult time choosing fabric and pattern for them. My daughter wants brown and green for her babys quilt. Which is not very inspiring! The other quilt, I plan to sew a sailboat with traditional blues. Love the bright colors you used in your pinwheel!

Melanie said...

I was so excited to see you post... You know pinwheels are my favorite quilts. I've made 3--- never kept one of them. My latest fad is homemade Charm packs or layer cakes--- It makes me feel like I have $$$ on something else.

Sue said...

That is a VERY sweet baby quilt, Mary. The ladies from our church have just formed a small quilting group to do the same thing...make baby quilts for the mothers in the church who've just had babies. I would love to see it venture out even further to the nursing homes.

It's a beauty and I hope you have a great week.

Linda said...

Super cute!! I just love the primary colors!!

Linda said...

Very nice and bright!Have fun at the retreat!!

Karen Sue said...

Great quilt! Even the simplest quilts of squares are so appreciated! And this one is way beyond that..Love ooozes out of them!