Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Presto Pinwheels Quilt

I love to start new quilts. I don't know what there is about a new project that seems so fun. I think it has something to do with being able to finally visualize the matching of fabric to pattern.
Today I started another Fun and Done quilt called "Presto Pinwheels". This technique uses the sew as you go formula. To check out the variety of patterns you can go to http://www.prairieskyquilting.com/
Why does it seem like it always takes so much time to cut everything out? I'm always anxious to just get sewing.







With the Fun and Done patterns you make the same block over and over. You need a lot of backing fabric to make these quilts because it's used for the backing, the sashing, and the binding of the quilt. I bought a whole bolt of purple in order to make a twin quilt.

Folding the seams over and sewing them down creates the sashing between each block.

Today I worked on making a lot of blocks.














Ricci made this quilt a few weeks ago. She even designed her own borders that were not part of the original pattern.

4 comments:

Karen said...

Nice collection of hooked rugs. Aren't you glad that Fall is in the air?

Eileen said...

Wow.. this is looking very tricky..and COOL! I love it.. can't wait till you get more sewn together.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh wow, it looks so complicated. I would never guess fun and done. The cutting is a big deal with a quilt like this though. But I don't mind cutting out if my arm doesn't hurt. I like it.

Carol VR said...

I just googled fun and done and was curious to know what you think as ease of use to teach a thirteen year old to quilt if all the fabric was precut.

Any suggestions???

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I love the colours you've chosen.