I saw a great tutorial on how to make pinwheels at V & Co. a few months ago. Like the procrastinator I am, I put it off and put it off, questioning my ability to actually make a pinwheel.
One day, I went to the City Quilter (great little shop to visit if you're in NYC) to pick up some plain white cotton and I saw a charm pack sitting on the windowsill. It was in a little plastic box that I was able to open and peek through. The whole thing was made of dots... big ones, small ones, light one, dark ones. I fell in love with them instantly and knew I finally wanted to make that pinwheel quilt with them.
The tutorial was so clear and well written, that making the pinwheels was much easier than I anticipated. From start to finish, the quilt took me nearly two months to complete. Don't get me wrong... it would have taken way less time, but when things got crazy around here, I abandoned it for awhile.
The quilt measures 32"x32" and is backed with fleece scraps that have been in my stash for more than 3 years. Because I used fleece for the backing, I didn't use any batting in between and it still turned out very soft and squishy. The binding is a red floral print that I bought at a flea market last year.
No fancy quilting methods here yet, so I just stitched in the ditch. I really like the way the quilting makes a square pattern on the fleece.
This will be going to my cousin Nicole, who is due to have her baby girl in July. Pretty sure the baby shower is next month, so I need to get cracking on a few more things.