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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monday's Featured Quilt of the Week - On Wednesday

Oh, my. My apologies for being a couple of days late in posting Monday's Quilt of the Week! Along about last Thursday the thought crossed my mind that it wouldn't be a bad idea to start working on my next post for Monday's Featured Quilt of the Week. It crossed my mind, and apparently kept right on going as I never thought of it again until yesterday morning when my daughter gently reminded me that we were a day late in getting the post up. Well, I can only offer the excuse of it being a busy time of year . . . and I will say right here and how that I may be using the same excuse for all over-looked things in my life from now until maybe January 2nd. Or 3rd? Couple that with my website administrator's (i.e. daughter's) frustrating lack of Internet service yesterday, and, well, you get the picture.

But now down to business. This week we're featuring "Pastel Pinwheels."

This is such a sweet, sweet quilt. The size is 32-3/4" x 44-1/4" and the thinner polyester batting makes it a light weight quilt.

Each time I look at it, I think of it as being perfect for a newborn. The color scheme is appropriate for either a little boy or girl.

It's made with what is sometimes referred to as "cheater's cloth." The top is a whole piece of fabric which has the pinwheel design printed on it.

But because I did a large amount of quilting on it, which makes every "blade" of each pinwheel stand out, it is hard to tell that it's not pieced in the traditional manner.

This is a quilt that would be treasured for years to come. Not too heavy for a little one to become attached to and carry around. As with all my quilts, it's very washable and will only get softer with age.

If you're needing a special gift for a little one this Christmas, this would be a lasting (and much appreciated) present to give.

I hope your holiday preparations are going smoothly . . . and that you're better able to keep track of everything than I am!


Sandy said...

I really like that baby quilt and would never have suspected that it was a cheater quilt...great look!
Thank you for visitng my blog and leaving a comment. I love seeing new blogs and discovering what everyone else is doing. I would have replied to your email, but you have your settings as "no reply" so was unable to.
I love your little wreath ornaments too...isn't it funny what we think is really gorgeous can become "what were we thinking?" in a short time?? These are still cute though.

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Hi, Sandy - Thanks, in return, for your visit here. (I'll have to check into the "no reply" setting.)

And thank you for the kind words regarding "Pastel Pinwheels." Much appreciated.

I think our tastes change with time and I hope that means we're growing! I know I certainly would use different fabrics if doing the yo-yo wreaths today. :o)