Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rainbow Charm Quilt

After finishing Katie's Quilt I am feeling very motivated to sew.  It's like I'm free to do whatever I want and that is making me want to work on current projects!  It's awesome.  I'm almost finished with my Rainbow Charm Quilt top.  It may not be as fast as some other ladies in this community whip out quilts, but I am pretty darn happy that in the past couple of weeks I have made a huge dent in the quilt.

Making the pinwheels was quite time consuming, there are a lot of seems to press.  Sew, press, sew, press...but once I got started it was hard to stop! 

Not the best can really tell they were taken at different times of day!

I'm am very happy with my progress and only have two more rows to sew together, then attach and then add a couple of borders and the top will be finished!  I have to wait 'til Friday when some fabric I purchased should arrive to do the boarders.

Kayce's Quilt
Like my makeshift design wall?!  I pinned my batting to the curtains!

In this photo only the first 4 rows are done, but since then I have completed all but the bottom right 2 rows.

I love the big pinwheel.  Originally I added it to make the layout work since I need 59 pinwheel blocks and only had 56.  I could have made 3 smaller blocks, but I thought one big one would be fun!  So now I had one extra block and I decided to leave out a red one since the red ones seem to stand out more to me.

When I started this quilt it was going to me mine.  After spending all of that time on Katie's quilt I wanted one that I could keep and admire and show off.  Well, I started to feel bad that I would have something to give Katie and not her sister, Kayce (even though I'm sure she figured it would be awhile before I had anything for her since it took me so long to finish Katie's).  So after going back and forth with myself I have decided to give this quilt to I will now be calling it Kayce's Quilt.

I was so excited to give Katie her quilt, but now I am waiting till this one is finished so I can give them to the girls at the same time.  So I have a week and a half, but plan on finishing this one up this weekend since it is killing me to wait to give Katie hers!!!

Well... I'm off the finish up the last 2 rows and square it up so it is all ready for boarders when the fabric arrives!


Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

It looks wonderful and I love the big pinwheel! Great design. :) And since you are giving it to your daughter, that just means you get to make something else for you! Yea!

Lynne said...

I love the look of the big pinwheel; what a fantastic left-of-centre idea! Well done!