Pinwheel Quilt Ready to Go

Today I decided it was time to load another quilt.  After all, these tops aren’t going to quilt themselves.  I should probably work on binding the three that are quilted but I hate binding.  I’ll just keep adding quilts to the “need binding” pile for now.  I’ll eventually bind them…someday…maybe.

I loaded my Pinwheel quilt that I pieced almost 2 years ago.  That’s pretty sad.  I guess I’m a little behind or slow.  Or both.

Pinwheel Quilt
I designed this pattern specifically for layer cakes.  The best part, you can get 2 quilt tops out of one layer cake.  The top measures 60″ x 75″ so it’s a nice size quilt as well.  I’m really hooked on bright colors paired with white.  I think that’s why I loaded this one.
Here’s a better picture of the quilt.
Pinwheel Quilt

I just have two problems.  I have no clue how I’m going to quilt it and I can’t decide what color thread.  I would normally go with white because I love the look of white thread on white fabric.  Should I step out of my comfort zone and use a color?  I thought about pink but I’m just not sure.

I basted the top using pink thread to see if I like it.  Good idea, but it didn’t help me.  I still don’t know.  I’m just afraid the pink will take over the quilt.  Any thoughts?  I sure could use some advice.

Last night was a great night for our family.  Hannah was inducted into the National Honor Society.  She had to have a GPA above 4.0 to even get invited.  I’m so proud of her.

She looks so cute in her dress.  I’m so happy we finally found one she liked.

She’s so grown up.  I need a tissue…

Of course Jake was bored at the ceremony.  So he entertained himself by wrapping his jacket around his head and going up and down the hallway.  What a goober.  A cute goober.

Well, I guess I’ll go stare at the pinwheels some more and see if any light bulbs go off.  Probably not, but there’s always hope.

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20 thoughts on “Pinwheel Quilt Ready to Go”

  1. Love your “Pinwheel” quilt. It will make a beautiful spring/summer quilt. I usually play it on the safe side and quilt with white thread. Have a great week.

  2. The quilt is lovely! I’m with Sheila on this one; I think I’d stick with white-on-white. But, nothing is ever gained without risk, right? Go with your gut! 🙂

  3. I love this quilt. Pinwheels and I are great friends. I would def go with white or near white thread. The quilt is beautiful and any quilting you do will only enhance it. No Fear!

  4. The pinwheel quilt is beautiful and I agree with the rest that white would be perfect but doesn’t matter if sometimes need to see changes in the usual 😊

  5. You are working right up my alley now! I adore pinwheels and brights with white!! I would probably quilt it with white thread but only because I would be insecure about my ability to make a colored thread look proper. I think if you are comfortable with your quilting skills then go with a colored thread. I would always choose pink with the colors of fabric you’ve used because I love pink.
    Congrats to your daughter and to you for her wonderful achievement. That is indeed something to be very proud of!
    Merry Christmas!

  6. I am a member of the let’s try something off the wall club. I think I would try a really light lavender thread. Then it wouldn’t be too bright or girly. Love the pattern.

  7. I love the quilt.. I am planning on doing a similar one but like your idea of alternating the 4 small ones with one large one! Mine will be white with the colorful pinwheels…and I have to say, I know I am a bit tailored in color too, but white I think would have to be the color. I think any other color would stand out and you’d see that more than the pinwheels.And I have tried top stitching many smaller places with diff color threads…constantly changing the thread and dealing with the thread ends…good grief…it drove me insane!

  8. Vicki,

    It’s a pity we aren’t in the same hemisphere, I love binding. It means the project is finally finished!! It’s the quilting that kills me!

    And I love the quilt, so fresh and bright.

  9. I really love the quilt. I will get the pattern soon. And Im sure you have been busy with other quilts. We put ours last sometimes. My Christmas tablecloth will not get done this year. Thats ok. Life is so much fun. Congrats to your daughter. I would be proud too. My grandson is 11 and has a 4.0 and I am a proud grandmother too.

  10. P.S. Where can I buy that quilt pattern for layer cakes that you’ve shown above please because I have some crying out for it and I do have that ruler and I need that pattern please please please please!

  11. Love your pinwheel quilt!!! If I were you, I would check out the quilting Angela Walters does on modern quilts and do something like that on this beauty! I would match thread to the color fabric or use a 50 wt. (So Fine) or 60 wt. (BottomLine) white throughout. What about only quilting the white and leaving the pinwheel blades alone for a faux trapunto look?

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