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!

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