When I saw that Soma of Whims and Fancies was once again hosting her annual Trunk Full of Quilts online show, I was inspired to look through my own archives to see what I could possibly have to share. Sooooo here it is:
I'm realizing my
obsession, okay um love, of pinwheels quilts began in 2012 with my very first pinwheel quilt: my Classroom Monster quilt. I made this one for my second grade class. Look closely and you will see the fabric is full of googly eyes, polka dots and little critters!
Every year, my students LOVE this quilt!
As a beginning quilter, I loved this little pinwheel pattern for a few reasons. 1. It uses fat quarters. It seems as a new quilter, I was continuously purchasing them as I began my quilty journey. Every new quilt store I entered, they were like eye candy and I always left with a bagful! 2. It's an easy pattern as I learned to cut, match and sew seams. 3. It was fast. Nothing like the satisfaction of finishing a lap quilt in a weekend! (I was hooked)
To say the least, I did a lot of stash busting using this pattern!
I made this cute Picnic Quilt:
Then this Spring Pinwheels, which I gifted to my sweet Aunt:
And another for my our oldest daughter:
I also made a summer tablecloth using some happy sunflower fabric:
And I created this colorful Rainbow Pinwheel quilt:
I had soooo much creating this one! Notice half of each pinwheel was created from "made-fabric":
Okay, okay, seriously just how many quilts can someone make from one pattern!?!?!?
Welllll....I did share this pattern with fellow blogging friend Jasmine. LOL! For a look at a few more different versions of this pinwheel pattern, click over to Jasmine's who blogs at Quilt Kisses. I mailed her a copy of this pattern and am so inspired at how she used the background color in the pinwheels and added cornerstones! I love her clean, fresh look.
Seriously though, back in December of 2014, I was inspired by our Tuesday Archives Layer Cake Linky, to try something new! So I set out to create a quilt from an Aneela Hoey Cherry Christmas layer cake for my December ALYofF goal. I chose a NEW to me Spinning Pinwheels pattern from Shannon at Modern Tradition Quilts:
We love this little Christmas Quilt:
(But it could feed into my desire to purchase wayyy tooo many layer cakes! lol!)
So there you have it, my trunk full of Pinwheel Quilts. Most of which, are being well used as they bring comfort to kids, aunts, daughters and pups alike. Ya gotta love that!
Thanks again to Soma for organizing this annual event and to you, for stopping by.
Click the picture below to see more Trunks full of inspiring Quilts!
PS: Can you believe pinwheels has NOT been a Tuesday Archives theme!
It's certainly added to the list now...until then, check out this week's Mug Rugs.