Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Pinwheel Quilt Along Finished Top

I spent a long time on this today.  If you remember, I had my blocks done.  I was inspired by this quilt.  But I didn't have scraps left over.  So, I bought a charm pack, cut the charms in half, and made a scrappy border from those instead.  I also added a 6 inch border of white.  I really like it.  It is quite big though.  I'd guess about a 72 inch square, doesn't look like it in this photo though.  Makes me really nervous to think about quilting that myself.  I will have to think on it a bit or start saving my pennies for the long armer.  A big thanks to Rachel for her tutorials on the quilt along!  I had fun. 

I am really glad that I made 4 of those blocks with the border though, because I think it helped balance the quilt versus one.

I used Boutique by Chez Moi of Moda Fabrics on this quilt and the background material was Kona Snow.  You can still find the quilt along directions at PS I Quilt.  She has all of the blocks listed on the side bar of her blog.

13 comments:

Wendy said...

Excellent job! I'm using Boutique by Chez Moi for a Charming Chatter quilt along and may find myself inspired by yours to use the extra charm pack to make a border just like yours :) Congratulations on finishing!!

Carol said...

Your quilt is so pretty that it makes me want to finally follow the quilt along for it.

joan said...

Wow! I love it and I am sorry I didn't do it now that I see yours. I bet it will be nice quilted!

Carol said...

Your pinwheel quilt is beautiful! Good job. However you decide to quilt it, I'm sure it will look great. Good idea to use a charm pack for a scrappy border.

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful. I really love that fabric line.

Allie said...

This is so pretty and summery! I love the ones with the border too, and you're right, four does help balance it perfectly. Gorgeous!

Jackie said...

Wonderful finish!! Beautiful choice of fabrics.

peggy said...

Love your choice of fabrics. Great job finishing up your top!
Peggy in NJ

SheilaC said...

Your pinwheel quilt is beautiful!!

I really like that colorful border you added.... been thinking I should do that with mine too...

How wide did you make yours?

SheilaC

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Kris! And I totally agree -- those little border blocks are perfect -- in fact, I think I'd like a quilt out of just those blocks!

Michelle said...

Kris - it's BEAUTIFUL!

Carol said...

It is just wonderful! I love it! So happy!

PunkiePie said...

Wanna finish mine?!?!! It's gorgeous!!!