Pinwheel / Windmill Quilt

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This quilt is finished and gifted! I really enjoyed making it – and it was definitely my best so far. I must admit that I was sad to see it go, but I’ll make another one someday.

Finished Dimensions: 40×48 / crib or throw quilt

I used minky on the back, because people usually like it. I don’t enjoy sewing with it, but it is very soft… I tried to use a lot of fabrics from my stash, but I ended up buying 2 charm packs and some 1/4 yardage from Gotcha Covered Quilting. This girl does some awesome Instagram sales and is one of the few shops that sells yardage in 1/4 yard segments. I try not to buy too much extra fabric, because my house is not quite big enough yet…

Now let me show you some of my favorite pinwheels. These were SO MUCH FUN. I think I showed these to everyone I met. I’m not even joking.

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Those pandas!!

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My mom bought me this amazing sewing machine as an early Christmas present and I am super super excited about it. I love knowing my problems are just with my sewing skills, not my machine. Makes my life easier!

This is the Elna Excellence 680 (Janome Syline S5). I considered getting something more industrial, but I really wanted the option to sew garments.
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So I laid out all the pinwheels – and then my sister sent me this awesome snapchat for mixing some of them.
trying to decide on a quilt layout with snapchat haha

I also tried spray basting for the first time – LIFE CHANGING. Everything stayed together much better. It’s definitely more expensive than reusing pins, but it works really well. I know some of the improvement was from having a better sewing machine, but it felt like everything was smoother and there were no puckers. What?? that never happens to me 🙂

Here’s the link for the spray I bought (amazon affiliate)  Amazon Prime is THE BEST.spray basting a quilt on

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