Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Pinwheel Baby Quilt - Finished!

The Pinwheel Baby Quilt is finally finished!  And I love it!  It turned out so beautiful.

I had my hubby take some pictures, sorry, they are kind of crappy, I haven't had a chance to take any with my good DSLR as I don't get home until dark every night!

(Click the pictures for bigger versions where you can see more detail close up)

In these pictures, the quilt is unwashed.  I have since washed it, and it's now all crinkly and has a well-used look. I still love it, but I'm a little worried about the recipients!  I know that's what quilts are SUPPOSED to look like, but I'm afraid they'll think it looks old or used or something!  My hubby keeps reassuring me, saying "That's what quilts are supposed to look like! That's what makes it look like a quilt!"  (He's a keeper! :) ) but of course I worry.  I had no option but to wash as the finished quilt had pencil lines on it from where I marked it for the quilting.  I think I'm going to hit it with the iron and some steam, just to try to smooth it out just a teeny bit (especially the prairie points, they are all curly now) and I think that will make it better.

I will try to get some pictures of the quilt in its washed state, and some better closeups of the quilting.  But for now I wanted to get these pictures up so you all could see. I am so proud of myself!  For my first real finished quilt, I think I did a great job! :) I can't wait to make another, this time for myself!

Editing to add -- I added this to Sew and Tell over at AmyLouWho's.  Go check out everyone else's projects!

Also, I've been getting several emails asking if this Pinwheel Baby Quilt is based on this Moda Bake Shop tutorial.  Yes, it is!  I mentioned this back in my first post about the Pinwheel Baby Quilt, but I don't know if I've mentioned it again since then, so I want to make sure I direct everyone over there so you can get the pattern if you'd like to make one too!


Marcia said...

It's wonderful! Good job! It is such an important part of the quilt. This is going to be a gift they will treasure.

Leslie said...

so npretty. i love those fabrics

prashant said...

Looking forward to the picture.

Work from home India

Anonymous said...

I love the diagonal quilting. It looks really good!

amylouwho said...

I love pinwheels and this quilt! Is this from the moda bakeshop tutorial?

Lauren said...

ohh very pretty! I love the colors! They all go so well together!

Rene' said...

Really pretty pin wheel quilt. Love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

It's beautiful! Congratulations on a gorgeous first quilt! ;o)