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A Pinwheel Quilt For Chloe

This is the only full-size quilt I have made to date.  It’s for my daughter, Chloe.  I made it in 2008, before she came home to us, before her adoption was finalized.  For a very long time I envisioned a sweet little girl to complete our family.  Our family has been complete for over 4 years now 🙂

And what is it about motherly nesting?  I don’t completely understand it, but the yearning to provide her space was powerful and undeniable.  I wanted her room to be perfect.  I pictured soft hues of pink, cream, and green, with subtle vintage florals.  Her room is a little retreat, and she loves it.

Pinwheel Quilt

I used the Pieced Pinwheels pattern from allpeoplequilt.com.  The fabric is from Jo-Ann Fabrics, via their Boise store.  The backing, which you can’t see, is one large piece of unbleached muslin.  I got a whole bolt of it at Jo-Ann’s for a ridiculously good price.  Its cream color worked well, the beautiful quilting designs really stand out on it, and I liked not having to piece together the quilt back.  I made the pillows, too, except for the solid pale pink one.

Pinwheel Quilt Closeup

And then there’s the free motion quilting.  That, I did not do myself.  I delivered the pieced quilt top, batting, and backing to Kayla Rich, a talented free motion quilter.  I didn’t really know what I wanted for the quilting design – I just gave her creative freedom.  She liked hearing that, and I love the results.

Pinwheel Quilt Border

When I sewed the quilt top, I didn’t follow the pattern exactly.  I changed the borders up a little, making them wider to see more of the pretty fabric.

Pinwheel Quilt Side

I love how this quilt turned out, and I cannot wait to make more.

By Angela

I'm passionate about creativity, productivity, and business. I'm a planner at heart, a small town girl, a wife and mom of two. I LOVE to make things with my own two hands.

4 replies on “A Pinwheel Quilt For Chloe”

Angela I love your quilt! It’s so soft and feminine. Is there somewhere I can purchase the pattern online? I have a 27 year old daughter who would love this!

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