Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pinwheel Sampler in Blush

The brown in this quilt reminds me of chocolate…

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Chocolate

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Not Vanilla not Yellow ~ sorry Riley, he would just love to lay on this quilt.  No way Mister!

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I made 20 blocks and used  3’’ borders with small pinwheels between the blocks.  My quilt measures 62’’x72’’ after washing and drying.

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I pieced the back and quilted my sampler with a crosshatch design, I’m very happy with the way it finished.

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Thanks Rachel of P.S. i Quilt (love her blog name) for taking the time to instruct us on how to stitch up this wonderful sampler.  I told myself I wasn’t signing up for any quilt-a-longs this year, I couldn’t resist!

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Finished just in time for Amy’s Quilt Festival ~ Yay! 

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Can’t wait to see all the quilts.

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Lots of gardening going on here too, in between stitching time.

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xoShawn

102 comments:

  1. Wow, yours turned out awesome!!!!!

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  2. This quilt is incredible! I love everything about it. Can I ask how you got the lines so straight? I just tried straight line quilting for the first time, and my lines? Not so straight!

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  3. P.S. I love your grumpy dog! We have an 11-year-old yellow lab. :)

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  4. Just beautiful - I love both the front and back!

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  5. Oh I love all things Half Square Triangle and this quilt is no exception!

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  6. Beautiful! We would love to feature one of your quilts on our site. Come visit us at quiltstory.blogspot.com

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  7. I must say I was tempted to sign up for this sampler . . . but didn't. So glad you did, though. Love your colour choices. Great job.

    Thanks for sharing. Regards, Sue

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  8. WOW I love this quilt...off to see If I can find the instructions!! I love pinwheels and triangles!

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  9. What great photos you have--beautiful dogs, and garden--and the quilt! I haven't made any HSTs yet but I really like the way yours turned out, with that great pieced backing too. Such lovely straight quilting lines! :-)

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  10. Lovely quilt and your gardens are very nice too!

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  11. I love the pieced back... not too many people are willing to try their hand at that, and yours is lovely. You pretty much have two quilts in one. Pretty combination.

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  12. What a lovely quilt. It makes me think of chocolate, too!

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  13. Wow, it looks wonderful, and so does your garden!

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  14. The quilt and your yard are both beautiful!

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  15. Ok Shawn this quilt looks amazing! Love how you added the pinwheel cornerstones. It really adds to it. The backing is just as pretty too!

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  16. This quilt is so yummy, and I love all the details you've added, like embroidering your name and the pieced back. I just recognized you from Flickr since I have quite a few of your quilts in my favorites!

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  17. So lovely that quilt turned out. And I love your other pictures :)

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  18. Love your pinwheel quilt. Love the grumpy dog also.

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  19. Love it! Your fabric choices are fantastic! Love the back too. :-)

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  20. Can I come over and quilt with you? Oh, what a delightful quilt, helpers and your garden. I am swooning over your photography...
    Please, forgive while I sit in that chair...
    Greetings from Cyprus,
    Valentina

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  21. Beautiful! I love how the blocks just seem to float on the quilt. Very nice effect.

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  22. Beautiful! I love the fabrics you chose for the pinwheels!

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  23. I love double sided quilts. Yours is very pretty.

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  24. This turned out beautifully! I'm kinda sorry I didn't join that quilt along now!

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  25. Your quilt is beautiful! I love the colors.

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  26. What a great quilt- I love how you made the beautiful back to compliment the front. I like to have the back coordinated with the front. The pinwheels are really pretty too.
    Thanks for sharing... Enjoy the many quilts in the festival.
    Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
    Anna
    http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

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  27. I love this quilt. And I love how you displayed it. Beautiful!

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  28. Your pinwheel samples is beautiful! I love the stitching. It really works on this quilt. Congrats on a gorgeous finish!

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  29. Beautiful. I love that fabric line.

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  30. That is really a cute quilt! I never would have thought to put those colors together, but it works really well! Good work!

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  31. Beautiful quilt! I love the brown in it too. What a great yard too!

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  32. That quilt is so great, makes me want to try the sampler! I equally love the shots of your beautiful yard!!!

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  33. great pin wheels

    margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  34. Oh it's just gorgeous!!! I'm terrified of pinwheels but yours are just spectacular. I love the back (if you can call it that). For all intents and purposes it looks reversible!! :D I used the moda blush line for my quilt too. It's amazing how different the fabric can look! Your photography and yard and pretty sweet too! :D I want to sit on your porch :D

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  35. That is VERY pretty!! Good job! I love the small pinwheels!

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  36. Great job. I really love the Blush line of fabric and your pinwheel sampler turned out really well.

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  37. Beautiful quilt. I don't lean toward traditional often but this might sway me. I love the colors.

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  38. Oh my! Gorgeous! I am still working on my pinwheel quilt along and this is such inspiration to continue. And oh how I love that Blush fabric! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Now I'm inspired to go make a sampler quilt! It is gorgeous (as are the dogs). I love the back too, it makes the quilt extra special.

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  40. I just love your quilt and your dogs! I wish I had joined in the quilt a long. Now seeing this makes me think that I'll just start now!

    My dog is also my quilting assistant and she usually finds her way into most of my shots. Dogs are such hams!

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  41. Fabulous quilt, I love both sides - and I love your garden too!

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  42. I had to resist signing up for that sampler - I love yours! Blush is such a pretty group, and that brown is totally chocolaty! Thanks for sharing :)

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  43. I love, love, love your quilt!! Very inspiring for me to get my completed now ... just the sashing and finishing :) Wonderful work!!

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  44. Ooooo but that is so lovely. Those are my colours. It looks very snuggly.

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  45. This is just beautiful! I've really enjoyed seeing everyones creations. The back looks just as pretty as the front!

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  46. I think I need to say delicious quilt

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  47. Wow... what a lovely quilt! I love that the back is so interesting and pretty.

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  48. this is so beautiful. i love the colors

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  49. Love pinwheels, love Blush. What a great combination.

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  50. Your pinwheel sampler is gorgeous, and so is your garden!

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  51. Shawn, it's so pretty and the fabric colors are melt in my mouth yummy! :-) And I agree....no pooches allowed! LOL!

    Blessings,
    Tammy ~@~
    Garden Glimpses

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  52. Love this quilt- what a beauty! The colors are great!

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  53. Lovely! And I love your idea of posting finished quilts down the side of your blog!

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  54. I love seeing Blush quilts, and your pinwheel sampler really sets off the prints so well! Great job!

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  55. Beautiful Labs! Oh and Quilt too. HAHA! I love the fact that your quilt looks reversible! I am going to have to try that one.!

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  56. Lovely! I really love the colors on it. Thanks for sharing!

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  57. classic & whimsical at the same time (& i love anything crosshatched;)) http://erinlebeau.blogspot.com/

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  58. your quilt really looks neat and I can see why you love it.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  59. Beautiful quilt! I haven't "finished" a quilt in years - but looking and yours is giving me the itch again!

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  60. You did a really beautiful job! My pinwheel sampler is just a stack of blocks right now, but I think you might have inspired me to get back to it!

    I really love this with 20 blocks and the mini pinwheels just make it perfect. Not to mention that I LOVE your pieced back and I love how you've quilted it. I don't do free-motion quilting, so I've been looking for inspiration. Yours came out so great!

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  61. Mmm. Mint chocolate and chocolate cherry. Delicious. And beautifully photographed.

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  62. Beautiful! I love your dogs, too!

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  63. How fun! Love the colors (and the dogs)

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  64. Awesome! I love blush and that quilt along was so much fun huh!?!

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  65. The quilt is beautiful..aren't quilt alongs hard to resist...but so worth it as your quilt shows. I love your backing too-it's as lovely as the front.
    Your dogs are great too. Mine love to eye up a new quilt too-they are so bad! *wink)*

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  66. Gorgeous Quilt, I love the back too.

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  67. Your yarden (no, that's not a typo -- it's a word for the beautiful space you've created) is amazing! I love your pinwheel sampler! I did this quilt-along too (after swearing no new projects until I finish a few) because it was so irresistible. I'm not finished yet. But I absolutely LOVE what you did with yours. Amazing job! Thanks for a most delightful stop on my Blogger's Quilt Festival Tour.

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  68. Your quilt turned out wonderful...love the colors!

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  69. Beautiful! this is on my to-do list!

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  70. Lovely quilt and adorable dogs!

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  71. Oh WOW, I really LOVE this quilt! so nice with the colourcombination and the white, perfect !

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  72. Love the quilt, and love the dogs!! Wonderful pictures!

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  73. This is grogeous...both front and back. I love interesting backs.

    To see my entry go HERE.

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  74. Beautiful quilt and beautiful photos to show it off!

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  75. Love your take on the pinwheel sampler. It is great.

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  76. Love your quilt...and your dogs too!

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  77. This is beautiful! I just love the colors!

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  78. Very, very, very nice quilt!!! Good work!!! Happy Festival!

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  79. Stunning quilt!!! The colors are just delicious. : D Love the variety of pinwheels and the borders or sashing you used!

    I also happen to like your dogs and your lush and lovely garden too! ; )

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  80. Love your quilt and your dogs!

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  81. Stunning pinwheel quilt. Love it.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  82. really lovely quilt love th colours.
    happy quilting.
    Georgie x

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  83. Gorgeous! I have yet to finish mine, but seeing your finished one has gotten me excited to get back to it. This is so so pretty.

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  84. Neat quilt -- wow! I have a chocolate lab, I think he needs to be in some of my quilt pictures soon! Your sampler is very fun :)

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  85. I love this one. I really like how you pieced the back too. Good job.

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  86. I love these fabrics. I saw this on the flickr site and loved it there too. I'm impressed you're done! I haven't even sashed mine yet. Beautiful job!

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  87. The quilt and pictures are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

    -modalissa

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  88. Your pinwheel sampler is summery and light-it feels like saltwater taffy. Thanks.
    Come see my antique quilt entries
    http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com
    http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

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  89. Love, Love, LOVE it Shawn! I LOVE the chocolate bits. It turned out perfectly -- Congratulations!!!

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  90. Love it! You poor poochie looks mad!

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  91. I love your label on the quilt. And that pic with your pup and the quilt is too great!

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  92. Gorgeous, gorgeous quilt! (and the dog looks quite adorable, too!)

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  93. Shawn, your pinwheel quilt turned out great! I'm glad you got it done in time for the quilt festival, it looks like you've had lots of visitors!!

    Karen :)

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  94. Such a pretty quilt. The blue and brown together are lovely. Great photos.

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  95. Lovely, lovely quilt!

    And I really like the way you "label" your quilts. Do you just stitch the words on to the quilt after it's quilted?

    Thank you for your nice visit, too
    ; )

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  96. beautiful work! love it. it kind makes me wish I wouldve done that pinwheel quilt along too.

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  97. Just Beautiful! May I ask what fabrics you used? I especially like the brown!

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