07 June, 2011

3D-Pinwheel Quilt

Here is the 3D-pinwheel quilt finished. I made it for Alexa, the 7 year old little girl of a special friends.
I am always so happy to make quilted gifts for her - it was the time for  a new quilt.

It was such an easy and quick quilt to make, maybe because it measures only 62x86?


The piecing needed a few tricks because of the bulky seams but the only step that bored me was pressing the blocks.
   
As you can imagine, more fabric is needed for the 3D pinwheels but I think it is worth it.


I did not plan ahead to make it so that I had to use only fabric from my stash. I can't say this is the look I wanted, but I hope someday I will make another version with the exact fabrics I want.

The entire design was dictated by the amount of white fabric I had (only 3.5 yds).


The quilting  - quick and easy, I couldn't afford to spend more than 8 hours for this.
I let the space under the pinwheels un-quilted and this makes the pinwheels pop even more.

For the pinwheels I used squares that are 0.5'' smaller than the background squares.
They are easy to make, I don't have pictures to show you, but you can search on Google if you want to learn how to make them. 


I hope Alexa will love this quilt.
I wish you all a great week!

Pictures of the quilt top

26 comments:

Vicki W said...

I think it's adorable!

bevkimmel said...

It looks like the fabrics were perfectly planned. What a unique quilt. I am sure it will be well loved!

karenfae said...

it looks really lovely, love the 3D effect.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Karenkay said...

It's a lovely quilt!

Barb said...

Soooo stunning, just love it!

*karendianne. said...

Oh Geta, I adore this. The colors make me so happy and quilting really sets the texture off! Gosh but I enjoy your talent.

Mary L. said...

How could the fabric be any better?

LynCC said...

oh, so wonderful! :)

If anyone's interested, this tutorial is very good at walking you through the 3D pinwheels:

http://sararulesquilts.blogspot.com/2009/06/3d-pinwheels-tutorial.html

susiloci said...

Es una maravilla, la encuentro divina con esos molinillos.

Quilting Yai Yai said...

Geta, this is so stunningly beautiful! I think the fabrics are perfect and the quilting is wonderful. I especially love the border quilting! I must remember this one.
I'm sure it will be loved.
Deborah

Michele ;-) said...

Let's make a deal - I'll press all your blocks and you can FMQ one of my quilts. ;)

It's a beautiful, happy, dainty perfect quilt for Alexa.

PeggyinNO said...

This is a perfect quilt for a little girl. Love the colors, pinwheels, quilting, etc!!! Love it all and I'm sure she will too!!

marga said...

Geta's,hola soy marga,increible el quilt,no entiendo para leerlo pero con verlo ya lo entiendo todo ,muchisimo trabajo pero todo muy bonito.BESOS.

Lynn said...

That is a quilt any little girl would love - beautiful.

regan said...

This pinwheels quilt is adorable! And I love the fabrics you used. It's very springtime and full of color! The quilting is perfect, too! Very nice! She will love it!

Luci said...

This turned out SO adorable! Love it!

Teresa Silva said...

Did you quilt this using a longarm machine or a regular sewing machine? It's gorgeous...I love your quilting on all of your quilts. I've admired a few of them and wondered how you quilt them. Thanks so much for sharing.

Magalis Marisol said...

Hola amiga!!!!
Felicitaciones por tan hermoso quilt...
Un fuerte abrazo desde Venezuela!!!

verobirdie said...

How could she not love it? It is perfect!

Magda said...

It's very nice!!!!
Congratulations!

Litsa said...

It's amazing!!! I wish i knew how to do such things!! Good job!!

Yvonne said...

I love the simplicity of your design! Just gorgeous!!
Cheers
yvonne

Josefina said...

Me gustan mucho tus trabajos, son preciosos.
Te felicito por ellos.
saludos
Josefina
tijeras y cuchara wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

WOW!
GREAT!
Geta, this quilt is absolutly famous and Alexa will love it.
Best regards from Germany
Susanne

Marianne said...

i think she like this quilt. Summergretings from Swedwn
Marianne

Madame Samm said...

Absolutely stunning...you are an amazing artist, quilter x

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