Saturday, May 15, 2010

Whirly-pop top

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I finished this top FINALLY.  Its the longest I’ve ever worked on a quilt…3 months.  I started the blocks way back in January, (finished everything on that to do list except the losing weight part….ahem)  but then they sat in a box for 2 1/2 months waiting for me to finish them.  The whirlygigs in this top are only 3" sewn.   

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I’m not feeling the outer border on this one, it might need to be taken off.  It looks OK in the picture but in real life its kind of wonky since its hard to get those pez’s lined up nice and straight.  We’ll see.  I took this picture of the back so you could see all those seams smooshed in there.  Its the dang ironing that took me 3 months to finish…the sewing part was easy.   The pattern is by Camille (hi Camille!) you can find it here

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38 comments:

Aunt Spicy said...

...the border does look great in the photo...but I really adore the view of the quilt from the back...its like a stained glass window!

Jennifer said...

I love your quilts. They are so fresh looking and colorful.

Tasha said...

It is gorgeous. Definatly worth all the time you spent on it. I just love it.

One Shabby Chick said...

You are doing great if 3 months is the longest you've worked on one - I have one going on two years :-)
It look so amazing - I want to try a whirlygig top!

audrey said...

I love the border! I have this pattern too, just waiting to find that perfect fabric for it.

Di~ said...

Very nice! What if you took off the Pez border and just left on the light blue? would it be a satisfactory size? The whirlygigs are great, they deserve their own spotlight. I'm amazed at how much you get done with a baby!

Mrs. Darling said...

I just finished the whirligigs on one of the mini wild thing quilts, but I CANNOT decide on a border! Yours looks fantastic!

madebymum said...

I just finished a whirly gig using 5" squares yours looks fab.

a girl called dallan said...

So beautiful! I love your color choices.

Petit Debutant said...

another gorgeous quilt

Lauren said...

Dust I see more Pez fabric? HAHA! Hopefully you have finally finished off all of it now.

sewsusan said...

Beautiful! I like this so much I just bought a pattern from Thimble Blossoms!

Bev said...

Pez is cool but last time I used Pez fabric I made dog collars and had to fussy cut to get it straight. Cute quilt top!

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Princess and the Pea said...

Lovely, as always! I agree with Di, I think it would look great with just the light blue border... or perhaps if the Pez border was a bit narrower?

Ellie-CraftSewCreate said...

Awesome! I just bought this pattern! It does look a little overwhelming, but fun.

Sherri said...

Try a darker border . . . orange something?

peppermintpatcher said...

Wow! 3 inch blocks - that's dedication. What a beautiful quilt.

Sleepy Cat Hollow said...

Ohhh...lovely!

I made that quilt out of Hushabye, just love those little blocks!

CJ said...

Well it was worth it cuz it looks GREAT!!

Heather said...

Oh my gosh, I made this same quilt last month, and it did take a long time, but the little whirlgig blocks are too adorable! I used the same fabrics too... how funny! :) Love your blog.

Laura said...

I think it looks great!

BJ said...

It would look great with a red border, or a red inner accent border. It would make it pop.

Maree: said...

I LOVE IT.!! it is so Fresh looking..you have given me an Idea...this would look Lovely in Children's fabrics..I have a new GrandBaby..well the first really so I am thinking Baby Quilts now..
cheers

Katie B. said...

Beautiful. I have this pattern too. I need to put it to use!`

Carol said...

I have the kit to make this quilt from the fatquarter shop. I am having a hard time finishing it because it is very time consuming for somebody that has a short attention span. Your quilt looks great.

Natalie said...

Another awesome quilt! Probably would have taken me a year. I actually like the pez border, especially how it picks up all of the colors in the blocks.

Jo said...

The seams are very pretty! As is the rest of the top.

monica said...

i am working on the same pattern! and it is taking me FOREVER...those damn little things are so hard for me. how did you manage to make them all so accurate? grr...definately not one of my better projects. yours is lovely. i agree, i'm not loving the outer border.

Amanda said...

Awesome backshot. I can see what you mean about the outer border, but sometimes it is hard to find just the right fabric and you have to use what is on hand.

Kelly O. said...

Loving this quilt! I'm not feeling the pez's either.but the rest rocks!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Love that type of block. I have used up alot of scraps on these. Great work. I do like the border, too.

Teala said...

:) I just finished this quilt in "Oz"!! I love yours! These little whirlygigs are my favorite! Love your blog and all of the beautiful quilts that you make! You inspire me!!

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V and Co. said...

i seriously need to jump on this train. seriously need to make that quilt...LOVE IT!

Cheryl Arkison said...

I like the border, even if it does seem a bit off. It suits the main part of the quilt. Plus, it uses more Pez!

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savvy stitch said...

Wow! I love this quilt!

kelliemorgan said...

Hmm, what about a red border. that would make those colors really pop. . . and really 3 months to finish a quilt would be a success for me! Love that pattern.

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