Wednesday, July 27, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Once again it has been some time since I have linked up with Lee at 'Freshly Pieced'.  But this week has been productive on the quilting end of life so I thought I would join.
First and foremost, I have finished this quilt top:


 It is very green--and big--and bright! The middle section is constructed with 289 three-inch pinwheels.  Originally, I had wanted the entire quilt to be made up of three-inch pinwheels but after making two batches of about 140 I decided I couldn't make one more! Plus, I used 7 charm packs and that was a bit too expensive for me.  So now I will be giving it to a professional to quilt--something I don't do very often but I might want to keep this quilt myself and so I will give it the full treatment--we'll see how it turns out!
Next, I have almost finished this quilt--the top was donated in April--should be done this afternoon!
 This 'Girlie Girl' charm pack will be made into a quilt for a new baby who has a daddy in prison....
 And finally, this fabric arrived this week--I am going to make a quilt for my daughter Clara.  The coloring is a little off--in real life it is not so turquoise.  Can't wait to settle on a pattern and get started!

16 comments:

Letterpress said...

Wowsers! That pinwheel quilt is so amazing--it looks like it just want to fly off into the sky, all the little pinwheels whirling around. So terrific--but I certainly can see your point about not being able to make even one more. That's a LOT of pinwheels.

Really fabulous. So fun to see--thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth E.
http://occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

Debbie said...

oh my - your pinwheel quilt IS amazing! Really, really nice!!

Dara said...

Isin't it fun to do something for yourself!! I find that I have that problem as well. I am impressed- that is a lot of pinewheels I can not imagine how much trimming that would have taken. I love the floating pinewheels on the border. Very nice.

LynCC said...

What a cool quilt top!!! Amazing work with pinwheels. You should keep it!

SherryB said...

So glad to see you are finishing up my car quilt...it makes my heart warm! And what sweet fabric for your daughter's quilt. I was hoping you would keep that pinwheel quilt for yourself, with all the work you put into it. Love the floating pinwheels...a beautiful quilt using solids. You are very creative...and busy!

Barbara said...

That's a lot of little pinwheels - a labor of love. I love the green and it is very refreshing to look at.

Jennifer said...

I can't imagine how long it took to do all of those pinwheels. It looks great!

Maureen said...

What a delightfully happy quilt!

Lee said...

WOW, Karin! That pinwheel quilt is just incredible!! All those teeny little HSTs! I'm so impressed. And I love the bright colors and all the movement it has. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Sandra said...

Your pinwheel quilt is stunning! Great job on piecing those tiny blocks:)

Linda said...

Love, Love, Love!!! the pinwheels! It is just so happy and cheerful!

Connie said...

Beautiful quilt! How big is it exactly? It look huge.

Kelli said...

Umm...WOW! That's all I can say. That is amazing and must have been so much work. I can understand wanting to keep that one. Great job!!

hoekstra family said...

love the green and the pinwheels - totally fun!

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

That pinwheel quilt is BEAUTIFUL!!! Keep if for yourself! You work so hard making quilts for others that I think you need to keep this one. As a reminder of all the people out there who have gotten quilt love in the last 5 years. :)

Marsha S said...

wow on that first one! so much work and time put in to it. It's beautiful.