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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Design Wall Monday - Pinwheels

I have one quilt on my design wall this week, the pinwheel quilt.
I had the pinwheels all laid out, but when I was sewing them, they got mixed up.  I had the girls over working on their quilts (whoops, forgot to take pictures) and since I only have two hand cranks, I sewed while one of them was ironing.  Which means I was switching back and forth between machines, so it is no wonder I got them all mixed up!
I love the border fabric that was sent to me from K. Yoakum, it does a great job of tying all of the colors together!  I think Kenzie is going to love looking at all of the different colors!
I know Tiger likes it for bath time.
Muffin thinks it is a great place to take a bath also!  (Yes, I'll wash the quilt before I send it!)
This is one of my favorite blocks!  It's also a closer view of the border.
The quilt was bigger than I expected, but I think it will be okay!
I plan on basting it at the quilt along on Wednesday since Joeann has more floor space than I do.
I'll start quilting it this week too, I'm going to FMQ loopy loops on it.  If anyone knows of a good tutorial for that pattern, please share!
Last year at the TOGA (Treadle On Gathering Academy), a lady gave me this spool pin doily
I brought my husband some yarn and asked him to tat me some more!

And one for my friend!

I think he did a great job since there was not a pattern!  He's tried to teach me to tat, but I'm not any good at it!  Bonnie Hunter has a pattern for a crocheted spool pin doily here.  If you have a pattern you wish to share, please do so in the comments for other readers, or if you sell them and have a link, feel free to share that also!
I'm also going to finish those capes this week!
What are you doing this week?


Simply Scaife Family said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

tales from a handmade home said...

Pretty pinwheel quilt, but what really caught my eye was your fabulous tatting, what an inspired idea and so much nicer than those little felt circles..........I wonder if this would work with crochet.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I am so glad the pinwheels worked out and you got so many!

Katie said...

it looks great and i am so glad that the border fabric worked out. you guys did a great job putting it together.

Frances said...

Love your pinwheels - great to have the help and professional approval, as usual!

Cheryl in Friendsville said...

Love your pinwheels and it looks like Tiger and Muffin approve, too.

Chris said...

Love the pinwheels. The colors are so springish.

Denise :) said...

Your quilt looks terrific! What a sweet piece to cuddle up in! And I love the spool pin doily -- it's so cute! My friend Mary (Quiltin' Grandma) makes them, too! :)

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Love pinwheels and pink so your quilt is right up my alley! So sweet! Glad the cats think so too...

Connie said...

The quilt looks beautiful Missy and that crocheted spool pin is adorable! Thanks for sharing.
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Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

That spool doily is too cute! What a talented husband. Thanks for sharing such a great idea.

Sarah said...

A guy that tats?! Wonderful! I have yet to meet one in my travels. What types of things does he like to make? I used to be into snowflakes but now I mostly (which isn't often) make edgings for hankies. I should try a spool pin flower.

Fluster Buster said...

Thank you for linking up at Fluster's Creative Muster. Hope to see you next week!

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sophie said...

I learned to tat when I was a kid ... maybe one day, I'll pick it up again. The spool pin doily is so sweet.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I can crochet, but not tatting talent. I think it is great that your husband can tat and I have never seen anyone use yarn, very interesting.

Quilter Kathy said...

So wonderful to see your spool pin doilies...they are so pretty! That is what I am trying to learn :)
Thanks for sharing!

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