Sunday, 5 July 2020

Pretty Pinwheels

Another weekend, another finish!

We left off here, with me debating whether to just stitch the quilt up or turn it into a disappearing nine patch:

I decided to make it a disappearing nine patch!

The cutting up of the blocks took place during a Teams call with the craft group at work, and then in the garden later in the evening. It was on one of the days we reached 30 degrees here, and it probably wasn't the wisest move to press and then cut the blocks! Ah well. It was quite pleasant cutting the blocks in the garden in the evening air though.

Yesterday was spent quilting, cutting up the binding and adding it to the quilt. I usually use little plastic tags for holding it all in place, but I think I will try the curved pins instead. It feels a little less wasteful, and I am finding that I keep getting little tucks when quilting, which I hope the pins will help me avoid. I did try lots of the tags this time, and it was better, but I think it would make more sense to use the pins.

Sunday was spent handsewing the binding on, after a morning run. And I am very pleased with the results! You can't quite see, but I used a lime green to quilt it - oddly subtle but also stands out at the same time. I also finished it 3 days after the intended recipient was born - hopefully I will be able to gift it soon.

The fabrics used:
Front was Walk in the Woods by Dashwood Studios, bought from Doughty's
Binding (and a couple of the front materials) was Twist by Dashwood Studios, bought from Wool Warehouse
Backing was Noah's Ark by Riley Blake, bought from Elephant in my Handbag
Wadding was a 80/20 blend bought from Backstitch


Susan said...

That is really lovely Bethan. I'm intrigued by the idea of the little plastic tags...I've only ever used pins - or hand basted...(erk...hard work)

Karen's Korner said...

Well done on such a pretty finish.

jude's page said...

Good finish! The recipient will love it.

Lin said...

I do love this quilt. xx

Faith... said...

WOW it looks great!

jude's page said...

Great finish with the quilt, stWhat are the plastic tags?

butterfly said...

Looks wonderful , I must have a go one day .
My friends make some lovely quilts.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Beautiful work. I have no idea what a disappearing nine patch is, or how you got from the first layout to the second. But it's very nice!

Vicki said...

Looks great, love the backing.

Astrids dragon said...

Such a beautiful and bright quilt, a lovely finish!

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