Friday, May 6, 2011

Pinwheels on Parade Quilt and New Quilt Pattern

Thank you for all of your very kind comments on my Pinwheels blog post earlier this week.  It has been an extra productive week at RPQ involving late late nights of cutting, sewing, trimming and quilting, and very  little has been accomplished on the domestic front.  All of this means that the Pinwheel Quilt is finished, but the house is messy. 

Pinwheels on Parade

I've enjoyed playing with the new Picnic and Fairgrounds fabric by Denyse Schmidt.  This range of fabric, although complete in itself,  also lends itself well to mixing with many other prints in my stash.  The overall look is a scrappy but cohesive and colorful quilt.


For the back of the quilt I have selected two of my favorite prints from the Picnic and Fairgrounds collection and together with a solid red fabric, have set them as abold zig zag design on a solid grey (Kona Ash) background.

Pinwheels on Parade ~ Quilt Back

I have kept the quilting to a minimum,  quilting straight lines both horizontally and vertically through the sashing strips, as well as in the ditch diagonal lines through the center of all of the blocks.  It sounds quick and easy, but trust me, it was time consuming and involved much quilt wrangling.


For binding I have used a lime green and white stripe from From Little Things fabric collection by Sarah Fielke.  I love these stripes  ~  they are a little wider than a traditional pin stripe and the colors are vibrant.


The good news for today is that I have updated my Etsy Store to include a listing for this quilt AND I have also written a pattern for this quilt:  The Pinwheel Parade Quilt Pattern!

Both the pattern and the quilt are listed for sale in my Etsy Store.

Etsy Listing for the Pinwheels on Parade Quilt Pattern (PDF file) here.

Etsy Listing for the Pinwheels on Parade Quilt here : SOLD


Alternatively, if you do not have an Etsy Account, you can purchase the pattern directly from the Red Pepper Quilts Pattern Store:  here.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

39 comments:

  1. What a fantastic combination of fabrics! So playful and fresh...love it!

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  2. Love it. And the polka dot sashing enhances the pinwheels so great!!!

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  3. I love everything about this one, the colors & fabrics & the thin binding! Great job!

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  4. That's how I quilted mine too. It takes a lot of time to stitch around every pinwheel. Thank you, thank you for inspiring us. Love that border. Wonderful quilt and wonderful quilter!

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  5. I love your final result! Im putting this pattern on my "must have" list.

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  6. Love the dot sashing! Great choice as is the binding. Your quilts are always so clean and fresh. Just beautiful.

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  7. Beautiful quilt with polka dot sashing!

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  8. Rita, it is gorgeous! The sashing is perfect, and I love the backing, it is gorgeous. Beautiful as always, my dear! xx

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  9. Wow! I love the red polka dot background.
    ~Kimberlee
    www.TheSpunkyDiva.com

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  10. I love the back! It looks so cool. I like how you took the hst and switched it up. very pretty quilt!!

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  11. rita, i LOVE the way you made this, especially the polka dot sashing!! so lovely!!!

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  12. Oh, I love this quilt! I think I'm going to have to pop over to your shop for the pattern.

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  13. So beautiful! This is just a great, fun quilt!

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  14. Can I just say, I love this quilt, I love this quilt, I love this quilt? I would NEVER have thought of polka dots, and that is what really makes this some kind of special. Awesome job!

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  15. Wow that really inspires ME to make one.. My best friend did a scrappy neutral coloured pin wheel.. they are just too much fun!!

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  16. This is my new favorite. and the back is super fun!

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  17. It's so so beautiful, love the colors.

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  18. It's so wonderful! The DS JoAnn's line works wonderfully with the stripes and polka dots you added. I love it!

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  19. oh it is sooo pretty congrats!

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  20. Wonderful quilt! I love that you used the polka dots for the sashing.

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  21. Great job! Love the dots for the sashing!

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  22. The big blue/green plaid is my favorite. I wasn't sure how it would look in a quilt, but I really love it!

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  23. seriously, you are soooo talented!! i am always inspired by your technique!

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  24. I love this quilt, but especially love the back design! I'm into zigzags right now.

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  25. I especially love the bold red check you used at the top/bottom of the quilt! Fabulous!

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  26. Love the front! Love the back! Love the quilting! Great job!

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  27. I love the colours you use in your quilts!

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  28. Beautiful quilt front and back - just looks like fun. But share your secret - where the points of that pinwheel all come together how do you manage to make it lay flat? Bernie

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  29. Another lovely quilt. I really like the use of the picnic plaid at the top and bottom of the quilt. It really pops the quilt and makes it more interesting.

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  30. Very Yummy Quilt! Thanks for the inspiration. I love the bright and bold borders that you use.

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  31. With a gorgeous quilt like that in the house, nobody will be looking at the mess! ;) Truly beautiful! You are amazingly talented!!!!

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  32. Fabulous end result Rita - another amazing quilt!

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  33. No one will remember a dusty house, but they'll remember a quilt forever! That's my motto! I love the large striped binding.

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  34. I absolutely adore this quilt.

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