Wednesday, July 27, 2011

pinwheels in the park

Oh, how I love pretty pinwheels!! When I saw this cute Pinwheels in the Park quilt and tutorial from Sew, Mama, Sew! it went straight to my list of quilts to make. Andrea from Knitty Bitties and I are going to make the Pinwheels in the Park quilt during the month of August!! We'd love to have anyone who also wants to make one join us so we can cheer each other on and have a finished quilt by the end of August!! Here is the schedule we set for ourselves~

August 1-7 ~ Cut Fabric/Blocks
August 8-14 ~ Sew Blocks
August 15-21 ~ Finish up blocks & sew quilt top
August 22-31 ~ Quilt & Bind

Make sure to checkout the tutorial, it is super easy and gives step by step instructions. Andrea and I will post pictures of our progress during the month to cheer each other on!! Let us know if you'd like to join in too!! We'd love to have ya quilt along with us!! :)

Here are the 12 fat quarters I chose for my quilt! I went with 6 darker and 6 lighter fabrics.

Also, here are my week 9 blocks for the fwqa, Mothers Dream and Broken Dishes!!

{58} Mother's Dream

{11} Broken Dishes

I had fun making a cute shabby chic clothespin by painting, sanding and then adding a little fabric to it!! I saw one kind of like this on Etsy so had to make one!! Now to make some more and in different sizes!

I'm heading out of town tonight, for the rest of the week! I get to have a little girls retreat to the coast of Oregon! My hubby will be keeping up shop and I'll check in here and there. :)

See you when I get back!!


  1. Oh... What a lovely quilt. I will definitely join you in the quilt-a-long and I have just the right fabric waiting for me :)

  2. So sweet! Love your fabric choices!

  3. Oh that looks fun, I am going to join you!

  4. Pretty quilt, would love to give it a try :D
    Karen x

  5. Love that quilt. I follow SMS too, and would love to make it. I will be on vacay Aug 13-20, but just may chime in on my own time too.
    Have a great time on the coast. I love Oregon!

  6. Lovely quilt and fabric choices!

    I really like your FWSQ blocks and your fabric choices are wonderful!

    Have a great vacation!

  7. the quilt idea looks great, sounds fun! i like the fabrics you've'll be so cute. :)

    your blocks came together perfectly...i love the white with the broken dishes.

    have fun at the beach!! (i'll be working away.) ;)

  8. Count me in. I will get my fat quarters this weekend while I am fabric shopping this weekend with my mom!!

  9. Wish I could join the QAL, but I'm busy getting ready for a wedding. Enjoy the Oregon coast, but be sure to take your coat. I lived there for 3 years, and maybe went to the coast 4 or 5 times that I didn't need a jacket. Have fun, though! It's gorgeous!

  10. Your pinwheel quilt is going to be dreamy, Kerri. Also, can I just say that I think your FWQA blocks are my favorite I've seen?

    HOpe you're having a fun getaway!


  11. Your blocks are so adorable. What a nice way to start the weekend! :)

  12. Hi Kerri, I am definately going to join in on your quilt along! I have some xmas prints all ready to cut. I have also sent the link to the other girls in our "stitch & bitch" group, see if they want to join in too. Rachel from Four Wise Monkey's is from Ballarat, just a couple of hours from here. Look forward to getting started

  13. I love pinwheels! I would love to make this quilt! I'm in.

  14. Gorgeous work !!! And those fabrics are lovely !!! Congrats ... ^__^

  15. Put my order in for some fat quarters and plan to join in the fun.

  16. what an adorable quilt. I like that pattern but I couldn't possibly start another quilt just yet! Hope you've been having fun at your retreat xo amy


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