This quilt was completed in the spring of 2010. I purchased this as a table topper kit in the early 90's. I was a brand new quilter, and I made a mess of the pinwheels, so this got packed away in the recesses for a looooooong time. I pulled it back out last spring and decided to just remake all the pinwheels. Once that part was done, it was super simple to piece!
I decided to turn it into a regular quilt instead of using it as a table topper. The colors work really well in my family room, so this one "lives" on the back of our denim couch. It is backed with two blue and white prints, and machine quilted with a very tight stipple.
I learned on this one that the tighter you stipple and the more thread you use, the stiffer the quilt! This is a heavy blanket, and isn't super soft and "squishy". My kids prefer a softer, "drapier" quilt, so this one doesn't get picked very often for snuggling.
But the dog isn't as picky as the kids. :-) This is Mindy, our King Charles Spaniel. She's a spoiled girl who likes to nap on quilts.