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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Double Pinwheel Finished

Gosh, I just love this baby quilt. Not meaning at all to toot my own toy horn, it's just the way the total scrappiness of it came together and is so visually pleasing. Although it was entirely my composition, I can't really intentionally take credit for it working out so well. There were many times as I put another block up on my design wall that I thought, "Whoa! Too much goin' on here! This is never gonna work."

But I'm nothing if not stubborn (just ask the man I live with) so I kept grabbing more scraps and making more blocks.

And I am very happy with the finished product.

I didn't want to quilt it with anything that would add more visual busyness to the front, so I did all-over diagonal wavy lines which give just enough interest to the solid reading backing.

The quilt is 42" square and I bound it with the backing fabric.

I do love both scrap quilts and 30s reproduction fabrics so that's probably why this one strikes a particular chord with me. Hope you like it, too.


beth said...

that fabric on the back is BEAUTIFUL! Love this quilt!

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Thanks, Beth! I like it, too, and it must have been on sale because when I unfolded the piece I found I had about 4 yards of it!

Vivian said...

Scrappy quilts are a favorite of mine - this one turned out beautiful.

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Vivian - Thank you for the kind words. (Don't tell anyone, but I have been known to buy new fabric for a "scrap" quilt.)