Tuesday, April 3, 2012

For Tobin

I'm getting the urge to quilt again, and with a week off I may have the time, too.  The desire and the opportunity don't always align, you know?

Then I remembered I hadn't posted this one... had to wait until I gave it to Cutzi, for this little guy - here.  Isn't he cute?  And the HAIR!  Adorable.

Sometimes when I'm planning a quilt I drive myself crazy trying to make everything even.  Balanced.  Perfect?  Well, not perfect, but too perfectionist (about the wrong things).  Anyway, enough self-analysis. 

This time, I challenged myself to make a quilt all from scraps, and I did it!  I even pieced the batting, for heaven's sake.

I've wanted to make a pinwheel quilt, but - though I've practiced - I still can't get all eight points to align together in the middle.  (There's that patience thing again...)  But I've seen this variation floating around the blogosphere, going by different names. 

The one I like is Whirlygiggle.  That suits it, don't you think?  Well, I do anyway.

The only large piece of fabric - ie "non scrap" - I used was this batik for the backing.  I can never get the colors right on the computer, and even if I thought I did, your computer may display them differently.  At any rate, I'll just say that the pink/fuschia on the back doesn't 'read' as vividly in real life.  Not quite so much contrast - it's all very much in the cool spectrum.

Not too impressive as far as difficulty, but a good scrap challenge for me :D


Q said...


I just started a Yellow Brick Road yesterday for a baby coming in May.


And yes, love the Whirlygig. Super cute.

Rebecca D said...

I think it is beautiful! I have tried my hand at quilting, but I bow to your skills! I must not know what a "perfect" quilt would looks like, since this one seems pretty near that to me!

Crystal in Lynden said...

Really awesome!

Ann said...

Scrap quilts are my absolute favorites! Mom asked me what kind of quilt I wanted for her, and that was my choice. I love yours! It looks wonderful!!

The dB family said...

It is GORGEOUS -- and so is Tobin. I'm a little partial to babies with hair though :oS, so that makes him extra cute! Looking forward to seeing your next quilting project.


Felicity said...

I think it's lovely!!

melanie said...

Love the quilt!!! What a special gift!

{I have a queen scrappy pinwheel cut and waiting... for grandma-hood. :o}

dlefler said...

I am always impressed by your quilting. I tried to sew some tubie pads for Nolan and ended up with a blood blister. Thank goodness for Etsy! LOL!

Those are both beautiful quilts - if I was slightly more coordinated, I might try quilting.