I made this quilt using a pattern called Popsicle Posies by Sandy Klop (of American Jane). It’s a pretty easy pattern, but the final results look complicated and intricate which makes all the time it takes to assemble it well worth the effort. You will need some undisturbed space to lay out your pieces while you sew the top together (I did not have that luxury). But as a bonus, you will have some nice orphans – I used mine in this baby quilt.
The back is made of leftovers from the front and a bit of extra yardage. I didn’t plan to hand quilt this when I made the back, but I would have made a plain solid backing if I’d thought ahead.
Dimensions: 56″ x 56″
Fabrics: Sweet by Urban Chiks for Moda, coordinating Bella Solids by Moda, Ta Dots in Minnie from Michael Miller
Started: January 2010
Completed: January 2011
I used Perle cotton in size 8 to outline quilt each pinwheel (in colors that coordinated with the fabric in each block). That took me ages to do, and for a while I thought I’d never finish. After I was finally done, I thought very briefly about fan quilting inside each pinwheel. Instead I opted to stipple inside each one so that the final quilt would have lots of texture. My friend Michelle is working on this quilt using Nicey Jane fabrics and she is hand quilting the whole thing. It’s going to be gorgeous. You can see hers here.