Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Two Very Colorful Finishes

 Remember my pinwheel quilt?  289 pinwheels in the middle part of the quilt--2.5 inches each.  I dropped it off at the quilters earlier this summer and got the message that it was finished yesterday morning.  I dropped everything and ran over there as soon as possible :)  I was so anxious to see what she had done with it.  Wow!  She added such a cool dimension with the quilting.  For those in the Grand Rapids area, Brenda Kwekel did a fantastic job, she completed it when she said she would and charged me $76 which I think is a very good price. 




 I also finished this quilt yesterday--another bright and colorful addition to the quilt collection.
I quilted this one myself and I think if there was ever a quilt that was over-quilted--this would be it. I used 10 spools of gray thread on this--yikes! That is 2500 yards of thread on this thing--what was I thinking?!?! Anyway-it's done. That is the important part!





For the rest of the week I am working on this 'Wrapped in Hope' birthday quilt for a teenage boy who loves sports....
And I am also making a basketball themed quilt using this free pattern--love free patterns ;)

I am linking up to Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday!
Have a great week!

9 comments:

Pat said...

wonderful quilts! do you have a pattern link for the second quilt? thanks :)

Renae said...

Although the thought of making 289 2.5 inch pinwheels makes me want to cringe the quilt is gorgeous!

Well done!

Char said...

I love the quilting, I don't think it's over quilted. I know it took a lot of time.

Cherry Red Quilter said...

I love both these quilt - $76!!!!! Over here is Oz that would have cost well over $100 if not closer to $200! And I love the pebble quilting - i want to do that to one of my quilts - just need the right quilt!

marilyn said...

Wow! both quilts are gorgeous! I can't imagine spending that much time on a quilt, but the finished product is well worth it :)

Letterpress said...

Fun to see these quilts. Your pinwheel quilt turned out so lovely. I'd drop everything and run over there too! BTW, the price is fabulous.

I laughed when I read about your gray-spool-quilting adventure. I've done things like that--you just get in the groove and only later do you realize what you've done to yourself! But it's either press forward, or start unpicking, and I usually opt for pressing forward.

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

beth lehman said...

AMAZING on both counts!! I can't imagine doing all those pinwheels - but they look great - the quilting is superb! Your pebble quilting is incredible - I love it!!

Jane said...

All the quilts you posted look great, but I especially like the one you over quilted. It's wonderful! What texture!

Heather D. said...

Those are absolutely wonderful. I especially love the pinwheels, for some reason having a special place in my heart for half square triangles.