The salty Quilter - Hazel's Pinwheels - Finished

Hazel’s Pinwheels

General Info

Start Date  Sep 18, 2011
Finish Date  Mar 17, 2012
Status  Finished
Size  Twin
Pattern  Carnival Dance
What it’s for  Gift for Hazel
Batting  ?

Quilt Top Notes/Techniques

Using self-modified version of “Carnival Dance” pattern to use 5″  charm packs. Adding in extra borders to help increase size. Used Red  Pepper Quilts hour glass block tutorial. Had some issues with stretching on the  bias. Needed to pay more attention to making sure seams would match up  when sewing them into four hour glass units.

Used formula for  side triangles from Quilter’s Academy Vol 2. Tried to follow their method  for trimming the quilt, but was not very successful. Next time need to  measure out from centre.

Made  matching pillowcase with left over fabric. Used “The Quilter” pattern,  but modified to use a French seam on the inside. Needed to take a deeper  second seem to avoid the first coming through. Needed to hammer the  cuff joint to make it more flexible to sew through.

Quilting Notes/Techniques

Center ditch quilted with Rasant cotton  wrapped poly thread. Quilted a large spiral in the pinwheel blocks with  King Tut 40wt variegated thread (Cleopatra). Quilted running spirals in  yellow sashing with free motion X through red cornerstones. Quilted  curls in white setting triangles, piano keys in red border, double loop  in white border, “l” loops in yellow border (with the name “hazel” in  cursive in one corner), and open spirals in blue border.

Progress Pictures

The salty Quilter - Hazel's Pinwheels - Finished

The salty Quilter - Hazel's Pinwheels - Over a chair

The salty Quilter - Hazel's Pinwheels - With pillowcase


The salty Quilter - Hazel's Pinwheels - Folded

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