Thursday, November 8, 2012

pinwheels in Autumn

This quilt has been a long time coming.

I started collecting fabrics back in February of last year.

I finally acquired enough to suit my fancy 
and cut them all when I went on my lovely weekend away in early August.
(I cut way more than I needed.... shocker ;-)

I started sewing the pinwheels not long after.

I pieced the patchwork squares in late September. 

I finally got it all put together and basted in January of this year.

I started quilting it  right away.

I finished the quilting, except for the outer border and corner pinwheels in June
and set it aside, again paralyzed with indecision.

I really wanted to enter it in the Bloggers Quilt Festival, so I pulled it back out last week
and decided how I would finish the quilting,
and an hour later, that part was done.

Then I made a scrappy binding, sewed it on by machine, then sewed it down on the back by hand.
Then I remembered I still needed to add the addresses to the 5 verses in the inner border.
So, over the course of a few days,  I did that too.

And last night, I  finished it!
(But not in time to enter it in the festival. pooh.)
It's far from perfect, but I love it anyways.
And I'm so happy to finally be done ;-)

linking up with Elizabeth's with needle and thREAD, (but no reading has been happening ;-)
and AmandaJean's Finish it Fridays


  1. Absolutely. Gorgeous. I especially love the sleeping pictures.

  2. just gorgeous. I love it.

  3. What a great layout! Great job!

  4. Beautiful quilt! I love the colors and the embroidery!

  5. Gorgeous! I esspecially love the versus.

  6. you did such a good job! it is gorgeous, and the sleeper in it is too :)

  7. what a wonderful work of art! so pretty! do you do all that embroidery by hand? the verses and stuff? wow! fancy! its just great! maybe you can save your pictures and enter it next year? Love the sleeping baby!

  8. very awesome! lots of time and talent! kisses to that sleeping model!


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