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Monday, April 11, 2011

PINWHEEL PANDEMONIUM

I think I forgot to show you this table topper.  Ellie’s Surprise is from the book Pinwheel Pandemonium by Peggy Waltman of Hopskotch Quilting.  In the book, the pattern is for a larger size quilt.  I was not into cutting and sewing all those various colors for the blades of the pinwheel.  However, I did want to try this pattern and decided on a table topper.  I love the 30’s fabrics and the feeling of springtime it gives to my table.  Do not look too closely at the quilting.  I started out randomly placing leaves then, after I was finished, I decided I needed to add more quilting. Fortunately, it is not intended as a gift!

I also forgot to show you this lovely quilt/wall hanging.  It is the pattern that Chris at the Attic Window Quilt Shop uses for her beginning quilt class.  Watch for her beginning quilt classes in the next newsletter.
This is a close up of one of the blocks.  Isn’t it darling!  What a lovely baby gift this would make!

I love making mug rugs.  They are quick and easy and a great way to try a new quilt pattern or technique, or even try some liberated quilting.  Check out the Two More Seconds blog.  Scroll down and you will find links to a number of tutorials for making mug rugs. 
Stay Positive!
Caroll  

8 comments:

Mama Pea said...

I love your table topper. The pinwheels are great and I love those black polka dots!!! And your quilting looks great. What's wrong with it?! :-)

MB in MI said...

sweet quilt!! thanks for your comment too!

Linda said...

Table topper is darling! I think your quilting looks fantastic!

Allie said...

LOVE the pinwheels - perfect in 30's fabrics! That is really darling, Caroll. I love the beginning quilting one too, I have those designs in machine embroidery somewhere on my computer!

Barb said...

Love them both....

Sue said...

I love the pinwheels! And the thirties prints! Love the green quilt. Very, very sweet!

They sing happy to me :D

Miss Nancy said...

The pinwheel pattern in the 30s fabrics is wonderful, so bright and cheery. The pattern is perfect for 30s fabrics. Love the embroidered quilt. Very Sweet. Another good link, as well. Well done.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

Mary said...

Love the pinwheels. Just my type of quilt. It is so cute!!!Thank you for sharing.

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