Saturday, June 18, 2011

Looking Back: Red, White, and Blue

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.


  1. Good luck with the bag for your daughter. The one I made was really easy. I"ve never done an Amy Butler pattern so I don't know how that compares.

  2. Ohhh! I just looked up the Amy Butler bag your daughter wants you to make. I LOVE it! I don't think that should be too hard to make. I really like it. Now I need to go looking for that pattern!

  3. This is gorgeous! I love the pinwheel pattern radiating out from the center. And what a sweet little doggie! My kitty isn't too particular either. I think she's lain on every quilt I've ever made, finished or not - ha ha!