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« on: February 28, 2014 01:34:27 PM »

I decided to make a quilt for my best friend, who just became an auntie! This is a baby quilt she can keep at her house.

This pattern is a Dutch Pinwheel and I played around with the sizing before I started so I could make big 20 inch blocks. Since I used 4 prints in each block and needed 4 HSTs of each, starting out with the 4 at a time Half Square Triangle method was perfect! In this method you do the math for your finished block to find your starting square size' (If anyone wants the formula I can look it up, it's in a book in my room somewhere). Take your two different fabrics in the starting square size, put them right sides together and stitch around all four sides. Cut on the diagonals and you have 4 HSTs that you can then trim down to the exact size needed.



When I was finishing the quilt up I happened to find this argyle fabric in the clearance room that worked perfectly for the backing!



And I've been loving black and white stripes for binding lately, such a fun contrast to the bright colors I like to use!

I gifted this quilt to my friend and another one to her mother this week, here they are all wrapped up in ribbon, ready to go!

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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014 03:40:16 AM »

You're so generous, MareMare! 
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014 04:14:55 AM »

I love the colors you chose! Such a cute little pattern.
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2014 06:48:52 AM »

What a fun quilt. The colors look great with the pattern. You made great use of the half square triangle method (it is my favorite).
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2014 08:10:22 AM »

Thank you!

EllaRain--yeah there's something about the 4 at a time method that just delights me! Cheesy Have you tried the 8 at a time method? That one always confuses me slightly about where to cut, have to look it up each time!
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