For all of my regular readers-- yes, I'm alive and kicking! It's been a busy few weeks in our house (I know I'm not alone!). I'll catch everyone up later. But for now, here's my entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival!
I completed this pinwheel quilt in May of 2009 as a birthday gift for my sister-in-law, Jamie. I'll admit that it started as a wedding gift for her and my brother a year earlier, but got replaced by a food processor and put on the back burner for awhile. I had never made a quilt larger than child-sized before this one.
It was also the first time I had done half-square triangles. At the time, I didn't know that I should square them up before piecing them all together! Once I figured that out, everything came together.
I love looking back at photos of this quilt because it features so many of my favorite fabrics-- including orange mono pez, many Alexander Henry prints, and Prints Charming teardrops. Since making this quilt I've become more nervous about using fabrics that I love because I don't want to run out of them! And that's silly. So this quilt is a good reminder that there's no sense in hoarding fabrics. Don't leave those favorite fabrics folded on a shelf!