Friday, May 13, 2011

Origami Pinwheel Quilt Top & Giveaway

And for the picture you all have been waiting for....

Origami Pinwheel Quilt Top - Full

Origami Pinwhell Quilt Top - Close Up

Okay, so it's picture(s) :)

I don't have the exact measurements of the quilt but I think it is somewhere between a double and queen-size quilt top; with each 'square' measuring about 9in x 9in.

Origami Pinwheel Quilt Top -- Detail

I have also made plans to make another one of these in the next month with a different line of fabric. The reason being is that I have been asked about machine quilting this pattern and I realised I don't have an answer or even what I would consider a valid suggestion due to the thickness of the fabric in the pinwheels.

So the plan for the month of July is that I will hand-quilt/do-my-own-thing on one version of this quilt, and my momma will machine quilt the other. That way I can let you know how the quilting process worked both ways.

Lastly (and possibly more importantly), it is giveaway time!

Several of you asked me what line of fabric I used and to be honest, I couldn't remember because I probably started on the blocks at least a year if not two years ago. I hated not being able to answer your questions so I did some research and I found the line!

The pinwheel fabric is from Basic Grey's Sultry line (the background fabric is muslin). Now Basic Grey doesn't know I'm doing this but...

I'm giving away four charm packs from this line so you can make an Origami Pinwheel Quilt too from this beautiful collections of pinks, greens, and browns.

Give Away

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below. I will close entries on Monday (May 16, 2011) by 9am and will post the winner that afternoon. And if you blog about this giveaway, post the link to your blog or your tweet in the comments for an extra entry.

This giveaway is open to every in the States and Internationally.

Hope all of you have a great weekend!


  1. This quilt is gorgeous! I'm so happy you shared it with us last night at Sew Fresh.

  2. Hi! I met you last night at Sew Fresh. I love this quilt and hope that you will be able to show us the technique at the next meeting. You do great work!

  3. Beautiful quilt! Thanks for the opportunity to win a charm pack and make my own!

  4. Hi Candace! I was at Sew Fresh last night and just LOVED the quilts you showed. Now I'm off to take a look around your blog ;) Have a great weekend!

  5. What a neat quilt top - love that style of pinwheels! :) Great giveaway - thanks for the chance.

  6. I love these colors and that quilt is really beautiful and unique. I like it a lot. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. I just love this quilt - as Jodi said, it's beautiful and unique. I was curious about machine-quilting myself, so I can't wait to see what happens with the second version. I wonder if you could free-motion stipple around the pinwheels, while leaving the pinwheel petals unquilted?

    Thanks for a fabulous giveaway!

  8. Oh my gosh that quilt top is GORGEOUS! So much intricate work!
    The quilt shop I worked at ran out of Sultry so fast. Crossing my fingers :)

  9. tweeted!


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