Quilted? Check! Edges finished? Check! Label? Check!
My Pinwheel Party Quilt Along quilt, "Pinwheel Flowers," is complete. Woo hoo!!!
I started by quilting arcs inside each of the pinwheels. This was actually really challenging for me as my presser foot kept getting hung up in the center of the pinwheels (where there was a lot of bulk). So they aren't as neat and tidy and consistent as I would have liked, but after tearing out a number of attempts, I finally just decided to persevere. I'm really happy that I decided to go for it.
In the colored squares, I did some free-motion flowers. Then I stippled all of the background up to the outermost border. All of the colored areas are quilted in variegated thread (King Tut #916, "Mummy's Dearest") and the background stipple is in white (Mettler #2, 40 weight). I just love all of the wonderful texture resulting from the stippling.
After I finished all of the edges, I went back and did a little flower vine in the final border area in the same variegated thread that I used in the colored areas of the quilt. I had thought about just continuing the stipple, but decided that the flowers had a little more fun and whimsy to them. I used the variegated thread so the vine would stand out on the white background. It is not perfect, but I think the little flower vine turned out pretty cute.
Here's the label and a little peek at the backing fabric. The backing is nothing special, just something I pulled from my stash. It doesn't exactly match the front, but I think it works well enough.
It is a very bright and happy looking quilt! Mmmm... prairie points. Love 'em!
Many, many thanks to the fabulous Anina for hosting this wonderful quilt along. It is such a fun design and was a lot of fun to make. I'm really looking forward to giving this one to baby Abigail. I think she and her mama are going to love it.