Pinwheel Quilt Top

Last night I traded sleep for a finished quilt top.  I’m happy to have this pieced and ready to quilt.  This was my first experience participating in a quilt along, and although I quilted late instead of “along” it was fun.

I love the way the Rural Jardin collection works together.  It’s red, white and blue but in a subtle way.  I had intended to have it completely finished for the 4th of July, but I’ll take what I can get.

I also love the little pinwheels in the sashing.  They finish at 2 inches square and they really pull the whole thing together.  I’m so glad I took the time to make them.

The question now is, how to quilt it?  It’s been such a good experience to quilt my own quilts this year that I’m going to keep doing it.  I’m going to fold this one up and think about it a bit before I dive in.  I also intend to do some piecing for the back.  Any suggestions?

Hopeful Homemaker


  • Are you kidding me? This is SOOOO pretty. I love it. where do you get the pattern? You rock. xo

  • Oh my GOSH! This is BEAUTIFUL!! I love the patterns and the colors. Great job!
    As far as how to quilt it….good luck. I am not a quilter.

    I have a couple of done tops that Doran’s grandmother made eons ago and I have yet to get some backs on them and get them quilted. She passed away when he was a teenager. YEARS ago.

  • Pinwheel quilts are great fun. Yours is beautiful! The white background makes the quilt fabrics stand out. We make a similar type of quilt that has pinwheels and spools. It has an optical illusion. You must look closely to see both the pinwheels and then the spools. For an example it can be seen here at Pinwheels & Spools. Keep up the great work!

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