Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Vintage Modern Pinwheels

I want to introduce you to my latest Moda Bake Shop project: ''Vintage Modern Pinwheels''
I am so glad to have this quilt finished!  I have been agonizing over how to quilt it for a month!  I actually started to do a feather wreath, but quickly realized it was NOT going to show up in those busy fabrics.  So, I just settled on stippling in the areas with the prints and then a nice chunky hand-quilted stitch with perle cotton inside the stars/pinwheels.
I think I will be adding hand-quilting to more quilts in the future!  Not a LOT of hand-quilting, but just enough :)  I have plans to make this quilt again using a jelly roll of WeePlay and a jelly roll of mono Pezzy Prints (minus the pinks and replacing them with reds), and use the leftover half of Porcelain jelly roll for the stars/binding :)

Yesterday, our power was out ALL day (from 8am until 7pm) for a ''grid upgrade'' from the power company.  So, I went to my moms and basted TWO quilts!  One is my 'bottled rainbow' quilt.

Here are a few of my favorite blocks:
 The upper/right fabric is a fabric scrap from a quilt I made I think in 1991 - a sampler quilt and I used that print, plus a solid fuchsia and a solid purple and unbleached muslin for the entire quilt.  And we all know what the fabric in the center directly below the 'couches' is from, hehe :)
 I think this is my favorite block of all of them.  The mermaids, the fussy cut flower and pears, the little little seahorse.  Love it all :)

Now, I am totally STUCK at how to quilt this!  Most people did ''quilt as you go'' when they made their blocks.  But, I had to be a bit different of course.  Not only did I change it up by using black behind the scraps and mitering the solid border, but I also added a thin black sashing/border.  Any ideas to quilt this beauty would be greatly appreciated!

I also basted the University of Idaho 'stack and whack' kaleidoscope quilt :)  I think this one will either just be stippled or possibly straight line quilted.  And, I just realized I have NO pics of this quilt top!  So, you are all gonna have to wait until after it's quilted to see it I guess :)

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