A Pinwheel Quilt For Chloe

23 May

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.

4 Responses to “A Pinwheel Quilt For Chloe”

  1. Patricia Jenkins 05/24/2012 at 7:07 am #

    Lovely quilt!

  2. Donna 06/12/2013 at 10:09 pm #

    Beautiful quilt, love the fabric and the quilt.

  3. Michele 04/15/2015 at 9:48 am #

    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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