Saturday, June 13, 2015

Pin Wheels, Mermaids, Castles, Pirates and More!

First the pinwheel blocks
I started off adding white triangle corners to some of the blocks but then decided to remove the white corners and add all colored corners for more brightness.

I got all these HST pinwheels made this week and of course the cat had to run over to get into the picture.  I tried to make her move, but the blocks started getting messed up, so she got to stay in after all.  I used the quick method of placing 10" squares together and then sew around the perimeter and then slice diagonally both ways, which gives you four 6 1/2" HSTs.  You end up with a 12 1/2" block.
Now some quilts with patterns by Elaine the Summer Crafter!  Here's the link for her darling patterns.  (She currently has them on sale too.)
This is the Duck, Duck, Goose pattern.  I got it all quilted last night and just need to add the binding.  Also, I'm going to add some pink bows on some of the necks and heads for a special touch.

It is for my very good friend's son's family who adopted a baby girl!

I found some interesting orange flannel for the back.  Flannel is much more cozy on the cold days-- although here in the West were having a bit of a heat wave lately.

I went and bought this pattern immediately when I saw it displayed by Susie (Susie's Sunroom) because it was so cute!  I showed it on the blog before but had to include it in the line up since it's also one of Elaine's patterns, called High Seas.  (I added the X marks the spot path.)  Incidentally, Susie is currently displaying another lovely quilt made with one of Elaine's patterns, called Watercolor Seahorses!

And here is another cute ocean themed quilt called Mermaid Dreams!
I'm so lucky to have met Elaine and others while participating in The Crafty Quilter's Christmas in July Blog Hop in 2013.  Elaine has gone on to start her own quilt pattern business and rubbing shoulders with famous quilters at Quilt Market!  It's fun to see her progress and success!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts.


Rebecca Grace said...

I love your pinwheel blocks, and the Duck Duck Goose quilt is SO ADORABLE! It reminds me of an Eric Carle children's book about a box full of rubber duckies that falls off a ship, and then the book follows each duck as it floats to its final destination:

It would be a cute book to wrap with the quilt as part of the gift. :-)

legato1958 said...

Loving your pinwheel blocks! Such beautiful colors!!
And...All of your Summercrafter baby quilts are stunning!
Your Duck Duck Goose is so fun and beautiful! I love the flannel backing idea....
My Duck Duck Goose quilt is now made into a sandwich, on my dining room table, and ready to quilt.
And how adorable are your Mermaid and High Seas Pirate quilts.
You really have brought each of Elaine's patterns to a vibrant and beautiful life!

Lara B. said...

The colors in your pinwheels are so pretty together Sheri and thank you for the tip about your easy method!
Congratulations to your friend's son! The will love that sweet Duck, Duck Goose quilt.

Izzy said...

I seriously have to get that Duck, Duck, Goose quilt pattern! Thank you so much for sharing. :-)