Happy dancing here, with a blue pinwheels quilt that I made for baby Zacharie.
After making my 12 blocks of pinwheels (making HSTs from 5” squares), using some small bits of printed fabrics (owls and polka dots) I added plain blue sashing and then an outer border in the pale marbled fabric to make things cot-sized.
Then I did the backing, quilting & binding
for a finished quilt that measures 37” x 46” (94cm x 117cm).
I did straight line echo quilting, using my walking foot on each block in white thread, and added one of the speciality embroidery stitches at intersections on sashing. Difficult to see, but it’s a little asterix/daisy.
Blue isn’t a colour I usually work with, but I started on this project wanting to use the cute little owls, and this solid blue seemed the ideal fabric. As mentioned in previous article, I’ve made this cot-size, but if parents prefer to simply put it on the floor and use it as a playmat for Zacharie, that’s fine by me.