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Topic: My first pinwheel quilt - aka "The Cursing Quilt"  (Read 2318 times)
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« on: May 22, 2011 12:48:07 PM »

I have worked hard on this quilt for a few months now, and I'm really, really, really glad it's finished. I was beginning to hate this thing.
 Having encountered many problems along the way, I've learnt a few lessons.

1. I should have waited to get batting/wadding from a craftatorium. The Queen was in Dublin at the time and I didn't want to deal with the madness in town so I used the stuffing from a duvet. That stuff gets everywhere.

2. I definitely should have bought more safety pins as I only had a few and these crazy long pins that kept on stabbing me, often in the same place more than once.

3. I do not have the space to be working on projects this big. At all. I do all of my sewing in my bedroom and even if the room is clean, there's no floor space.

4. This goes with no. 3: I don't have a proper sewing area! I'm so insanely jealous of people who have their own crafting room, you lucky craftsters!

 Anyway, I've called this "The Cursing Quilt" due to an unbelievable amount of extremely creative swearing from me, particularly while quilting it. There's 70 pinwheels altogether,each pinwheel is a different fabric and it's backed with fleece. Not exactly a summer quilt but at least it's ready for the winter.
 I apologise in advance if this picture is not good, I'm working off my internet table at the moment.

 

I hope you like this, any comments appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011 01:23:27 PM »

It's a beautiful quilt, the pinwheels show up so well on the black background. You should be proud. I'm sure it will be more worth it in the winter when it's duvet batting keeps you warm and toasty.
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011 02:24:58 PM »

Great quilt!  The pinwheel is one of my favorite squares.  I like how yours stand out so well against the background.
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011 05:10:42 PM »

Beautiful quilt. I love the different colors on the black background. Totally worth all of the cursing.
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011 06:16:03 PM »

This is such a pretty, fun quilt.  I love how each pinwheel has a different pattern / color - it makes it very interesting.  Plus the black background makes everything pop. 
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2011 07:56:46 PM »

I distinctly remember my first pinwheel quilt causing many of the same issues.  Oddly enough, I've never made another one... Smiley  I have however, made lots more, so don't let this one quilt get you down. 

It looks beautiful.  I love all the different colors and patterns and the black really makes it pop.  Also, fleece backed quilts are the best.  They are deliciously warm.  Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2011 12:56:11 AM »

Thanks everyone! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2011 11:15:13 AM »

ha ha if it is any consolation at all, it turned out lovely!  You persevered under some challenging conditions---so it makes the quilt even more special!
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2011 02:48:31 AM »

Hehe, thanks alwaysinmyroom, there's loads of mistakes in the quilt but by the end I was practically shouting "I don't care! I just want it finished!" Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2011 07:05:20 AM »

wonderful quilt!
And the swearing doesnt show at all!
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