Here’s a non-Halloween project I have been working on for a few weeks now- the Pink Pinwheel quilt! A friend of mine is expecting a baby girl in November after several years of waiting for the little bundle of cuteness.
I was so excited when she told me she was pregnant, and I started pulling patterns and fabric that day. It took months for me to settle on something, and it ended up being one of the simplest patterns that I had in the pile! I used the Pinwheel Quilt tutorial on Sew mama Sew, one I’ve been meaning to try for a long time. I made the blocks a little smaller, because I wanted to use this Heather Bailey Zig Zag print on the back, and I didn’t want to interrupt it with piecing so I had to keep the quilt to about 40” square.
It is so fun to make a quilt for someone you know; you think about that person and their little baby a lot during the quilting process. You wonder if they’ll prefer one fabric over another, and you laugh at yourself when a little mistake happens because you know she’d be laughing with you over it too. It makes the process much more fun.
I was able to give my friend the quilt last night at her baby shower, and with it sitting there amongst all the cute pink clothes, burp cloths, and bows I just knew it would fit right in with all the adventures that little baby would soon be on!
Quilt measures 40.5” x 40.5” and uses various prints for the pinwheels.