Monday, July 23, 2012

Yellow and Gray Pinwheel

I finished up the quilting on my yellow and gray pinwheel quilt just in time to take it my guild's picnic.  It looks right at home in Shea's living room.  Thanks to Lisa and Tracy for holding it up for me!  The quilt is 60 x 80.  It's such a simple pattern.  In my version, each rectangle finishes at 5 x 10 inches.
I used three leftover blocks on the back along with all my solid gray scraps.  It is pretty scrappy, but it did feel really good not to buy any fabric for backing.
I wanted to further differentiate the gray and yellow pinwheel shapes, so I used a different design to quilt each: the chains squares and paisley from Angela's book.
I machine stitched the binding using this method I described a while back.  So quick!  I used all of my favorite gray dot for the binding and had to finish using Kona coal.
This quilt is a gift for a really terrific pediatric audiologist.  I can't wait to give it to her!

11 comments:

cinzia said...

your quilt is so lovely! The quilting is great!

Elisabeth Woo said...

Oh my gosh I love the quilting. Did you do it yourself or send it out to someone?!
-Elisabeth
elisabeth.woo@gmail.com

Annie said...

Your quilt looks awesome, Alex! And your quilting is fabulous. Your recipient will be nothing less than overjoyed! Well done!

Carla said...

The audiologist will love such a special gift. It is lovely, Alex!

CitricSugar said...

Wow - it turned out really beautifully!! I am completely in love with the back.

Captain StitchyPants said...

That's a lovely quilt! Simple, but very effective. Love the yellow/grey combo.

LynCC said...

I really love the colors in this one, and the quilting scheme is cool!

Scrapatches said...

Love this quilt! <3<3<3 Pat

krista said...

very nice! i remember when you first started this and were concerned about the contrast(was that you? i hope so!) anyways, it looks lovely and the quilting is great. yay!

beth lehman said...

i just love it!!! i love the range of quilting and the colors, too!! it's beautiful!!

Joan Mynahan said...

I love your quilt. I was wondering where you obtained your quilt labels. I love them. I have been signing mine with Pigma pen but had my first disaster "run" last week. No more.
Thank you,
Joan