Friday, June 6, 2014

STRINGY SCRAPPY PINWHEELS

Now this is a blast from the past. I made this top a couple of years ago during my 'string' phase but never got it quilted. I believe my inspiration came from the Pleasant Home blog but I'm not sure.

There is a family from our church going to Guatemala at the end of the month, and I asked if she might have room for a few baby quilts that she could leave behind when she visits the Hospital there.
She happily agreed to make room.

I dug through my closet and pulled this one out and finished it.


For the quilting, I traced around my trusty frying pan lid and used a light grey Aurifil 50 wt. in colour 2600
It goes with everything and I love it.



I bound it in a cherry print by Mary Engelbreit to match the cute backing fabric- Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey. It seemed a perfect fit.




That's one quilt ready to travel, and I hope to have a few more before they leave  : )
Have a great week end

linking up with Finish It Up Friday

quilt stats:
Stringy Scrappy Pinwheels
pieced and quilted by me
scraps
37 x 37

36 comments:

quiltmania said...

Adorable little quilt for a special little someone!

Lindsay said...

The circle quilting is so neat and I LOVE the binding! Awesome job!!!

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

So sweet! I'm sure it will be loved by a little someone in Guatemala. I love the bright border/backing/binding combo.

Karen McIsaac said...

love this pattern...I might have to add it to my to do list!

Gina said...

How awesome to send along some of your quilts with your friends! The circle quilting is perfect and I love how you overlapped the circles!!!

Kelly @ Sew With Kelly said...

stinkin' adorable - love the block settings!

Katherine said...

Cute and sweet as can be! Certain to be loved and appreciated, Carla.

Kate said...

So cute! Love how the simple quilting sets it off.

Lynne said...

Beautiful! Way to finish off an oldie. Someone else told me that gray thread is a good color for quilting. May have to put some of that Aurifil on my next order.

Jess (a.k.a. Rosie) said...

Great quilt! Love the colors, and the cherries are adorable :-) Visiting (and new subscriber) from Finish It Up Friday :-)

~ Jess ~
Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

Looks great! Love the frying pan idea!
Carol

maria said...

What a lovely, kind idea and a beautiful quilt too.

Patchwork and Play said...

I love Aurifil #2600 too! What a sweet quilt! How generous of you to give it away!

gilly said...

It's just beautiful, and what a blessing it will be for its recipient too. Well done ,
Happy weekend xx

Kim said...

Such a lovely, colourful and happy quilt. It will bring happiness and a sense of well being to many a li'l patient!!

Needled Mom said...

Oh.....I really like this one.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

A great scrap buster project and so nice that it will go to a special baby.

Afton Warrick said...

That binding is too perfect for the backing.

Barb said...

I love how you quilted it...and the frying pan was perfect...looks great!

Ann Brooks said...

What a pretty pinwheel quilt. Red binding is perfect!

cockney blonde said...

Stunning quilt and such a lovey idea donating it to the hospital. Well done you, x

DIane Warburton said...

A very kind gesture of yours. Thanks too for sharing how you did the quilting, I always appreciate that x

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh such a sweet baby quilt!!! I love that you took a basically abandoned quilt project and gave it such life! Your quilt will brighten the day of some young child - what a blessing!

Anne said...

This adorable quilt will make someone in Guatemala very happy.

Janine said...

I love pinwheels! This is beautiful :)

Granny Maud's Girl said...

The border, binding and backing tie everything together so very well. I think I need to use more turquoise after seeing this.

Carla said...

What a sweet quilt, Carla. I love making quilts for children in need, like you.

Annabella said...

It's lovely Carla and your frying pan quilting is perfect.

wendyroomcreations said...

Lovely quilt and it will make someone feel very special to receive it. Philippa xx

Carla said...

Oh, Carla, this one is so sweet.

CitricSugar said...

Cute! THere's nothing like a forgotten or abandoned project getting a little love and a new life in a new place...

I'm sure your beautiful work will be appreciated. Aren't you glad it's done and dusted? ;)

gillyflower said...

Beautiful!And what a lovely idea, it will be very welcome there I'm sure, practical and so so cheerful!
Gill xx

RobotMomSews said...

So lovely!! I never thought about using a frying pan for quilting!! ;) Great idea and love the colors. This will surely be loved.

Jen said...

Oh I love this...the scraps, the bright colors...fun!

Tiffany said...

I really love the quilting on this one. So simple, but so effective. I might have to try that someday...l

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love the quilt top - but the quilting makes it really stand out. The perfect quilt.