Ever since I gave my mom a quilt for her birthday last year, various members of my family have been requesting quilts. This year for Christmas my grandma was the lucky lady.
I started working on the pinwheel sampler early last year. After being sidelined for several months, I decided to finished it up for a Christmas gift. I love the prints in this quilt and the classic pattern.
The original sampler quilt-a-long only called for 16 blocks, but I think a rectangular quilt is nicer than a square one, so I added 4 additional blocks. I also decided to add those little pinwheels in the sashing. I am so glad I did too. I think they really add a little something special to the quilt. There was a lot of talk of how much of a pain in the butt they are to make in the Flickr group, but I didn't find them painful at all. I actually kind of enjoyed making them. After making all of more intricate larger blocks, it was a bit refreshing to whip up a bunch of simple ones - even if they were only 3.5" square.
I don't prewash any of my fabric since I like the crinkly look. This quilt washed up so lovely. Look at all those crinkles! Doesn't it make you want to just snuggle up in it?!
The backing and binding were prints of the same line that I found on clearance at the Fabric Shack for only $3.99 a yard! It was such a great find!
It's one of the more traditional quilts I have made, but I love it. I am so happy with how it turned out.