Monthly Archives: July 2016

Grandma’s Scrappy Pinwheels

Don’t you love scrappy quilts?  I know I do.  And so did my grandma, who was the queen of scrappy quilts and using whatever fabric you’ve got.

Today, I’m sharing another one of the quilts she made and I finished; She made the quilt top, and I put it together and did the quilting.  I have to say, I love this one.


The colors are bright and happy and perfect.


I think she did a great job coordinating the fabrics and laying out all of the pinwheels, too.


It took me about a year to find the perfect fabric for the back of this quilt.  I found this multi-color confetti dot fabric by Dear Stella over the holidays last year.  Once I saw it, I immediately knew it was the one.


I like the modern confetti dot pattern with the vintage fabrics in the pinwheels.  Plus, the colors in the confetti dot coordinate perfectly with the colors in the quilt top.


For the binding, I didn’t have to figure it out because my grandma had already taken care of that!  Almost all, if not all, of the quilts my grandma has made in her life have used these little triangles for the binding.  Whenever I see them, I think of her.


Also, don’t you love the polka dot border?!?!


So there you have another one of my grandma’s quilts.  The other quilts of hers I’ve finished are this Vintage Fans quilt and this Applique Butterfly quilt , if you would like to read about them.  I have one more quilt top left of hers to finish, but more on that one later!


Happy hot summer!  I’m finishing up my vacation and getting ready to head home to New York, but I couldn’t return without sharing at least one project I’ve been working on.

My latest finished quilt top features Denyse Schmidt’s last collection, Eastham.


I finished this quilt top before I left on vacation, but I held off on sharing it until I could take it with me so I could get some pics in the great outdoors.


Don’t you love the colors in this collection?  I give them two thumbs up.


The pattern I designed for this quilt is super easy.  It has larger blocks that require little cutting and easy piecing that comes together quickly.  I even would have finished the quilt top in one day, except I ran out of fabric.  Hate it when that happens!

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FYI, the neutral solid color I used is Kona Cotton Bone.  It matches perfectly.


Now onto choosing a fabric for the back of this one!