This quilt pattern is called "Pinwheel Puffs" and was made using a Jelly Roll called "Aster Manor" by Three Sisters for Moda. The pattern was part of a programme called "The Breakfast Club" which was held at my local quilt shop, Quilters Haven. Each month we made a different quilt using 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 who has a wonderful longarm quilting studio, and just look at the wonderful quilt I've collected from her!...
...I didn't have any left-over strips from the "Aster Manor" Jelly Roll that was used to make this quilt top, but I just happened to have some brown tone-on-tone fabric from the "Peace on Earth" collection (by the same design team, 3 Sisters for Moda) lurking in my stash. I used 2.25" strips, and I used a quarter inch binding. The quilting design I chose is called "Entangle" and Janette used a chestnut coloured thread, which has blended in beautifully with the backing fabric. Clover Wonder clips are perfect for holding the binding in place ready for hand stitching - I always managed to stab myself when I used pins - this is a much safer method!!.....
...once the binding is sewn onto the front of the quilt, it's secured into place on the back with hand stitching. It was a glorious morning on Sunday, so I sat outside in my garden with a mug of tea and enjoyed the view while I was stitching...
...and here it is in all it's glory -this quilt is approx 44" square. Unfortunately I have no idea whether this pattern is still available, or whether The Breakfast Club is still available to join. If you are interested in the pattern, I'd suggest contacting your local quilt shop for more information.
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