Friday, July 18, 2008

What would summer be without pinwheels?

Ta da! I finished the pinwheels. I used 2 charm packs (Moda's Decadent Victorian), but would have used 4 and then I could have used less borders to make it a comfy lap throw. I made this quilt for a family friend who lost her mother recently to cancer. Her mother was a crafter and appreciated things homemade, so I knew that it would be fitting to make a quilt in her honor. I'm trying to decide how I want to finish it. Am I brave enough to attempt free motion quilting? Do I want to stitch in the ditch? I just do not know. Hmm.
Isn't it darling? I think she did a great job. You have probably seen the pattern in your local stores. I calls for charm packs. We used 3 inch squares. It made a finished bag that was about 11 X 12. Mom wanted a purse not a bag. I really am thinking of making one for myself now. We will see.

What projects have you been thinking of completing?

More to come later...I have several aprons I need to whip up plus, a purse to make for a friends birthday which is quickly approaching!

6 comments:

debbie said...

Your quilt is lovely. I am sure your friend will love it.
I like your bag. I have a similar pattern setting on my sewing table. Just need to stop procrastinating. I have a quilt waiting to be quilted. I keep trying to convince dh i need a long arm. lol it's a pain to push this quilt through the neck on my machine. so far he isn't going for it. lol

StitchinByTheLake said...

I really like the borders on the quilt so I think it's good you used 2 charm packs instead of 4. The purse is wonderful - I have some charm packs saved to make a couple of purses so maybe that should be next on my list. Blessings, marlene

Tine said...

Those purple pinwheels are just amazing! And the bag is so cute :-)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Thanks for showing some great uses for charm packs - I haven't bought any to date as I wasn't sure if the fabric would be useful for many projects - I can see I was wrong! Your friend is going to love the quilt - what a sweet way to express yoru condolences.

Dawn said...

Love, love the purple pinwheels! Super job on all of those points!

And the bag is adorable--think of all the different looks you could get with all of the fabs out there!

Looking forward to seeing your aprons.

Cath said...

Ohhh that quilt is beautiful! And what a wonderful sweet thing to make it for your friend in honor of her mother!

I like the bag, too!

Cath