Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Projects and Love Pinwheel Quilt - Part 2

I now have PLENTY of fabric to make some of the projects I've had in mind and then some. Enough fabric to last me a long, long, lonnnnnnng time. What's on my list you ask?
  • Make myself a skirt or two
  • Re-fashion some t-shirts with ruffles, rosettes, applique, etc so they are a little more exciting
  • Make baby quilts for my nephews and nieces
  • New cover button jewelry for my Etsy shop Lovie and Boo
  • A quilt for myself (you should too!)
  • Coordinating outfits for my nieces
  • Coordinating outfits for my brother's girlfriend's nieces
  • Burp cloths
  • Decorate my sewing room
  • Wrist rest and mouse pad for my computer
  • Throw pillows for my family room sofa and love seat
  • Euro shams and a throw pillow to match the quilt Ann made me for graduation for our boyish guest room
  • Euro shams, throw pillows, and a quilt to go in my girly guest room
  • Throw pillows for my rec room sofa
  • Make wall art for the girly guest room
  • More blocks for Rainbow Around the Block
Since this a quilting blog I will share with you all some brainstorming ideas I have been tossing around in my head for my pinwheel quilt. I used an Amy Butler Love charm pack and a Bella Solid charm pack in Snow to make the pinwheels and then bordered each pinwheel square with 2.5" strips of Amy Butler Love. I used every fabric in the line (the quilting fabric weight) once in the pinwheel and once around the pinwheel. Each square is a little different. I had 2 boxes left over and some scraps from my strips which I combined in one long strip to put on the back of the quilt.

I originally set out to make a lap quilt because I can do the basting and the quilting myself very easily at that size. The problem is, I think it's going to be too busy unless I do some sort of intervention. Here's the idea of what it's going to look like now:

I am thinking that if I add some sashing between those squares in 1 color (like the snow color I used in the pinwheel) that it would tie the quilt together better and it wouldn't look as busy. What do you think? Any other ideas


Dana said...

Hi Natalie thankyou for the comments and link you left on my blog. I already have the quilting gloves but you will have to let me know how you get on with the washers and the slider, great blog by the way :-)

Natalie said...

Thanks for checking out my blog Dana!

By the way, if the gloves are still not enough, a glass of wine or two goes a long way with free motion quilting. Just enough to relax your shoulders and arms!