Monday, December 30, 2013

Quilt # 6 - Pink pinwheels

Once I completed the "Down to earth" quilt # 4, I took it to work to show to a co-worker Laura, who is very talented. She makes and wears her own clothes - and looks terrific. While Laura was admiring my handiwork, Dan stopped by and noticed the quilt. The following conversation ensued:

D: Did you make that?
P: Yes. It was fun.
D: How much does that cost? How long does it take?
P: Well, it depends.
D: Would you make a quilt for my niece?
P: Absolutely. I cannot stop making them and if someone wants it so much the better.

Well, I was dying to try the pinwheels pattern and the fact that Dan would give it to his niece was just perfect. Dan's niece Julia is about 3 and loves everything pink. I showed the fabrics to Dan and he agreed to my choices.

There was one other thing. Dan wanted me to add the letter J on the back of the quilt. My applique skills are less than rudimentary. Here is the result - hope Julia won't notice the imperfections. I love the backing fabric :-)

Pink Pinwheels was completed in August/September 2013. Julia must have received it on Christmas morning. Hope I can get a picture of the quilt with Julia!

And here she is - Julia enjoying the quilt. And this is one of the reasons to see that face.


  1. Hi Preeti, this is Julia's mom Meredith. We absolutely love the quilt! It moves with us from room to room as Julia plays with toys and is the perfect size for her. She loves the color and pattern (she is fascinated with the triangles!). Thank you so much for this special quilt. Blessings!

  2. Meredith, I am so happy that you and Julia love the quilt. She is so precious. This is my favorite picture now and I have made it my cover photo on Facebook. Thank you so much!!!

  3. Preeti,
    You did a wonderful job on this delightful pinwheel! And to see that beautiful Julia was loving it as much as you enjoyed creating it - well, a picture is worth a thousand words!

    1. You are so right about why anyone would make a quilt: to see the smiling face - especially when it is from a child! Great quilt!