Saturday, May 16, 2009

"WHIRLIGIG", finding a new home

After moving to California and renting this past year, Tim and Krista are ready to buy a house. I originally made this quilt in 2006 for their master bedroom in NC. This quilt needs a new home!

I had Krista pick out the focus fabric and the pattern first. With them living in North Carolina, she had to trust me to pick other colors to coordinate. The blocks are foundation pieced but by now you know paper piecing is not my favorite. Because of the king size, I decided to make patterns, piece and then square up. You can't tell but they didn't always line up. For me it really simplified and sped up the process.

The pattern is from
Quiltmaker March/April '97 called "Party Whirl"

The border came from
Pieced Borders by Judy Martin and Marsha McCloskey, a great resource.


Feedsack Fantasy said...

Every quilt I view I am amazed at each person's creativity ... awesome!
TTFN ~ Marydon

Jackie said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the combination of the whirligig blocks and the border from Judy Martin's book. Fantastic!

Karen said...

Beautiful! Such a great pattern.

Goosey said...

What a beautiful quilt, I can't imagine making something like that. Absolutely lovely Janet.