A friend of mine had a baby shower this weekend, so I am able to post pictures of her quilt now!
I followed the Moda tutorial here, and as usual, had a few things to learn as I went along.
I used Kona snow for the neutral, and a Lily & Will charm pack that I’ve had since before I quilted. Back when I thought you had to pre-wash charm packs… It turns out that to do something as fussy as a pinwheel, you need to have consistent sized pieces, and it generally helps to cut a slightly bigger block and trim down to size after sewing the HSTs. Starting from pre-washed somewhat wonky charms is not EXACTLY the right way to go about it if you want things to line up!
Also about halfway through I decided I hated the color scheme. Actually, I think I decided it about a quarter of the way through. And I hated it pretty much until I finished the entire quilt. Now I like the calm colors although it is still not colors I would choose for myself, I can admit it’s probably appropriate for a baby. And I don’t hate it anymore!
I backed it in a pale yellow flannel, which is super soft and shows off the quilting lines. I should probably learn free motion at some point, but I love the look of straight line quilting, so it makes it hard. I used almost 3 bobbins of thread to do the straight line quilting on this (and the quilt isn’t that big!) so I can’t imagine how much FMQ must take up!
I also love prairie points. The ones on the end got sewn into the seam (oops) a bit, but I still love them. They’re so fun! I wish it was appropriate to have prairie points on a grown-up quilt. Anyway, here are pictures of my slightly wonky pinwheels & prairie points baby quilt.