This quilt top was made a few years ago, as a sample for a class that I taught. This pattern is called "Pinwheel Puffs" (it was part of the "Breakfast Club" programme held a few years ago at my local quilt shop) and was made with a Jelly Roll - this one is "Rural Jardin" by French General for Moda. Each month you were given the cutting directions and a total number of 2.5" strips of fabric. Of course you could just cut the strips yourself and use your stash, but it was much more fun to use a Jelly Roll and Moda certainly has a huge selection to chose from. I'd made this top and put it away as I wasn't really sure how I wanted it quilted. A few weeks ago I took it over to Jeanette at J-Quilts and she worked her magic...
...and just look at the wonderful quilt I've collected from her! I used a plain fabric for the binding, also from French General, that I bought last week from my local quilt shop, Quilters Haven. I used a narrow binding for this one, machined into place on the front of the quilt, and hand stitched to the back. Janette longarm quilted 2 of these smaller quilts for me recently, and used this lovely French General fabric for the backing too. As it was extra wide fabric, she was able to quilt them both with one width of fabric. Anyway, this morning I finally managed to get a picture of this pretty quilt in the sunshine! I simply LOVE this one - and may have to make this pattern again!
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