Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ginger Blossom Pinwheels






It was love at first sight! Browsing Flickr for quilting ideas I happened upon this quilt by Karen Moore. That was in September 2010. A fat quarter bundle of the same fabric, Ginger Blossom by Sandi Henderson, was quickly sourced on Etsy (the one and only fat quarter bundle I have ever bought).  

When the fabrics arrived they weren't quite as bright as they appeared on Flickr but they were still gorgeous. Miss O in particular liked the fabrics. I set to work making all the HSTs and sewed over half into pinwheels. And that's as far as I went. The pinwheels and remaining HSTs were neatly stacked away in a cake container and placed in the top of the cupboard. As this was before I began blogging, I have no record of exact times and details.










After completing Peaceful Night last week I immediately started thinking about my next project. Now seemed to be the perfect time to work on this WIP while I waited on creative inspiration for a new project. This was the first piecing I had done on my new machine and what a pleasure it has proved to be. Working a little here and there, all the pinwheels were complete, pressed and trimmed.

Thankfully Miss O still really likes this quilt and worked on the layout for the pinwheels which I have sewn together. The borders are yet to be cut, pieced and added but we both really like the pinwheel centre panel. I'm looking forward to seeing this one complete and in use on Miss O's bed .



Sharing at WIP Wednesday.


29 comments:

RobinLovesQuilting said...

What a lovely quilt! Such a simple pattern, but the fabric selection really makes it pop. Well done!

dq said...

Perfect choice of fabric! This quilt is lovely.

Patchwork and Play said...

What a delightful colour palette! Some bundles of fabric just sing, don't they? And I have always loved pink and green together! This is range is gorgeous!

Kim said...

Miss O has done a lovely job in laying out the pretty pinwheels. Gorgeous fabrics. Another beautiful quilt for your home. You must have one or indeed two of your masterpieces sitting every so prettily in every room!

Erica Sta said...

Looks so fresh and the colours are great in harmony.
Wish you and your Family a good time, greetings by Heidrun

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Oh this is looking very pretty! Love your fabrics, Linda

Jeanne said...

Love the colors on this karen, and also love all of your creativity. Know that miss O will love this quilt for her bed. Aren't these projects just so fun!

Fun60 said...

Everytime I read your posts I think one day I will try this for myself!

geanina said...

beautiful colors!:)

Dirk Rosin said...

beautiful colors :-)

the momma said...

Fabulous! I am so glad you are enjoying your new machine :-)
(I'm so far behind in my blog reading, and esp. commenting, but know there was wild applause in Arkansas at both of your gorgeous recent finishes!!)
~ Tracy

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I really love the creativity here :-)

Maryse said...

So far so good...Beautiful fresh and cheerful colors!

Ruby said...

What a beautiful quilt!! Very lovely patterns, minimal and simple!

eileeninmd said...

It is pretty. Miss O will have a lovely quilt when it is done.. Have a happy weekend!

Anita Johnson said...

You make quilting look so fun I just might have to try it again. I love this one (I think I say that all the time)

SarahZ said...

Oh I love this! And so perfect for your approaching Spring/Summer, right? :)

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Beautiful combination of fabric collection a d classic block! I really like what you did with the bunch of seams in the pinwheel!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Thanks Kathy. I must have found some tutorial online (four years ago) which used this technique to help avoid the large lump of seams in the centre of each pinwheel, so I used it with the rest of the pinwheels too.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Sarah you are quite right. I have just bought a 50/50 bamboo/cotton batting this afternoon which will help make this quilt work in all seasons, even for cooler nights in our upcoming summer.

Seeing Each Day said...

I really don't know how you manage the composition of these quilts, but you always do - so lovely (and in awe am I) to have seen your last 3 quilts so carefully, joyfully and expertly made. Renee

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Thanks Renee. My sewing machine sees more use than my camera at the moment. I love having it permanently set up, even if it is right in the action of our lounge/dining (homeschooling) room - for if it were anywhere else, I wouldn’t get to it very often.

sherry said...

simple but stunning

Preeti said...

So lovely and fresh! Pinwheels are so classic and yet so versatile.

Lisa Gordon said...

Karen, this is gorgeous!
I love the design, and those colors are so cheerful. They remind me of springtime.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Pin wheels are perfect for showing off these Ginger Blossom fabrics! That was such a great range. Good for you for working on a old WIP too, this will look wonderful finished and being used.

neweverymorningpatchworkandquilting said...

This quilt is great - the colours are so fresh and the more I look at the photos the more patterns I can see. No wonder Miss O was happy to help with sorting the blocks!
Allison UK

Anne said...

I love the colors and I love playing with HST.

Elise Lea said...

What a wonderful quilt! Pinwheels are always so beautiful and these colors pop so nicely against the white. Glad to see Miss O has taken an interest in the quilt, I'm sure it will be a gorgeous addition to her bed.

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