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Monday, February 1, 2010

Featured Quilt of the Week - "Double Pinwheels at the State Fair"

The Double Pinwheel block is so appropriate for a baby quilt. Do they still make those little hand-held toys that are plastic blades on a stick and whirl when you blow on them? Even if not, you can have your own colorful pinwheels on this quilt.

Not only was this block enjoyable to make, but I had a lot of fun making it as scrappy as I could.

Digging through my considerable stash of 30s fabrics to find my very favorite ones was no chore at all. Of course, when I finished, it looked as if there had been a whopper of an explosion that had strewn all these cheerful prints all over my quilt studio.

This quilt is square in shape, measuring 42" x 42" and would be great for a little boy or girl.

The coordinating backing I chose is a light purple with a small white flower on it.

I quilted it with all-over wavy lines to represent the breeze which will keep the double pinwheels spinning, and spinning, and spinning.

You can see more pictures and read more about this quilt by clicking here.

This particular quilt is one of my favorites that I've made to date. I hope it appeals to you for your own little one or perhaps to give as a special gift for a newborn or toddler you know.


beth said...

love those 30's fabrics! You've got quite a collection in this quilt! Love it!

why not sew? said...

I think this quilt is adorable. I love the backing fabric!

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Hi, Beth - I'm always amazed when such a hodge-podge of fabrics can come together and look good! Sure makes quilting fun.

Hi, why not sew - Thank you for your kind words. I seem to be gravitating toward lilacs/purples lately . . . and loving them!

Jenyfer Matthews said...

I love the double pinwheel block - it's so versatile. And it so lovely in this quilt!

And yes, they are harder to find these days, but they do still make pinwheel toys :)

Diane said...

another beauty! I like the soft wavy quilting on this!

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Hi, Diane - Thank you very much for commenting on the wavy quilted lines. I debated how to quilt this one for quite a while so it's good to know it appeals to you.

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Hi, Jen - Thanks for your continued support on my projects. Much appreciated.

P.S. Sorry I'm a little tardy on this reply . . . you got lost in the shuffle of the mess on my computer and desk.

P.P.S. If the toy pinwheels are still available, you know which store in our little town would have them!