Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sunshine and Summer Pinwheel Done!

This is the first completely traditional quilt I have ever pieced, quilted and finished myself. (I have done tons of raggy quilts) I have been so intimidated by machine quilting that I have a bunch of flimsys . Thanks to all the encouragement I have gotten from my followers and on line friends I did it.

I saw this machine quilting pattern on a mini quilt (sorry I can not remember who posted it) on one of the blogs I was surfing.
It was an easy pattern, I am not real straight and perfect as on the mini quilt I saw but that is what adds charm and shows that it was hand made not factory made.
I love the bright colors and it could be a boy quilt.
DH filled up the large stock tank with water and re potted some of the plants from another pond. We want to put cinder blocks around this one then face them with stones.We will put a floating heater in it for winter. DD brought over some polliwogs yesterday to help start the ecosystem before we put in gold fish later this week.
Skys are gorgouse today and it is heating up. We have had almost record breaking rain so far this month. Amazing thunder stroms ( I love them so full of energy) but it is time to see some pretty blue skies. Makes it easyer to take quilt pictures too.


  1. I'm so proud of you, your quilt is beautiful. I like how you quilted it. The small pond looks nice and when it is finished it will be fun to watch grow.

  2. So there it is! The famous pinwheel quilt! Nice job quilting it, too! My son saw the pictures, and he thinks it looks great, too! I'm so glad you posted pictures of this. Now I can blissfully sleep tonight, dreaming of your pinwheels!

  3. Congratulations! It's beautiful and that's a great job you did on the quilting. R U ready to do the next one?? Love ur ponds!

  4. The quilt is just lovely!! Gives me hope that I can do a traditional one soon. It's the quilting that gives me pause. I saw that quilting design the other day and thought it looked easy and nice. BTW, love the pond!!!

  5. It's just me again. I've come to longingly gaze!

  6. Beautiful!! Great job all the way through!

    I also just wanted to tell you that I awarded you a Kreativ Blogger Award! Read all about it on my blog! http://fabricsnquilts.blogspot.com

  7. This is beautiful! Love the bright colors!