Type of item: Functional
Style: Cute, Funky, Whimsical
100% cotton fabric I purchased as "scraps" at the annual tent sale of Keepsake Quilting in June. I used 100% pellon cotton batting. I used a tool called Lil' Twister to create the pinwheels out of assembled blocks.
What was your inspiration?
I had purchased a tool called Lil' Twister this summer and wanted to try it out. I make a lot of quilts now for Project Linus, to donate to sick children in hospitals.
I had acquired a lot of kid centric fabrics at the annual Keepsake Quilting tent sale in New Hampshire and decided it was time to use the Charlie Brown fabrics in a quilt.
Also inspiring and driving me from one quilt to another, is the joy of learning free motion quilting, trying and playing with different patterns.
What are you most proud of?
That I can produce these quilts at all! Prior to April 2012, I had only made one quilt, a log cabin pattern, 21 years ago and never quite got around to quilting in all my 40+ sewing years. It was time.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Read the instructions for the Lil' Twister if you purchase one, and perhaps learn from my mistake that I should have chosen a smaller print for it to show the pinwheels better. While I like the quilt, the overall print on some of the fabrics is too large for this tool. Some of the pinwheels are near impossible to 'see' in the overall view.
But I am sure some child will enjoy it anyway :)