Friday, October 25, 2013

A Finish for Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Yes, that's right. Just in time!


I actually finished my little low volume pinwheels quilt last weekend, but just hadn't gotten around to posting about it. Because my wonderful boyfriend may have bought me a 3DS and Pokemon X and I may have been playing it all week. Ahem.

But here it is finally in all its glory!

low volume pinwheels split personalities quilt

I decided to include this one in BQF because it is really the first quilt I have made that was designed by me. It just sort of grew organically from the idea of placing some brightly colored pinwheels in a sea of low volume fabrics. I really, absolutely LOVE the way it turned out. It's just as I imagined it!

low volume pinwheels split personalities quilt back

The back is pretty much the opposite of the front. Bright, random, scrappy, unplanned. I love it, too, though. Because the two sides are so different, I am calling this quilt Split Personalities. Yup! I bound it in the triangle print from Lizzie House's Outfoxed. you maybe remember I picked up a sizable piece for my recent discount fabric excursion. I had planned on using it on the back, but I think it's much better as a binding.

low volume pinwheels split personalities quilt in progress

I quilted it very simply with straight lines in white because I thought a sweet, simple quilt like this should really have sweet, simple quilting. I do love straight line quilting, if I'm honest. It's just so pretty. I love FMQ, too, don't get me wrong, but I think straight lines work better here.

Name: Split Personalities
Finished size: 56"x56"
Materials: Bright Kona Cotton solids with a variety of low volume scraps, some from a swap and some from stash.

I am entering this into the Throw Quilt category. And also linking up to Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts since I did *just* finish! :)

P.S. Tomorrow is my one year blogiversary! Stayed tuned for a little celebratory giveaway coming this weekend :)


  1. It's lovely - the low-volume pinwheels are so subtle next to the bright ones...! Great job.

  2. Great name for your quilt, great work!!

  3. This is like two quilts in one. I love low volume quilts and that it is set on point makes it even better. Beautiful!

  4. Oh, this is so fun! I love that the two sides are so different. And I'm glad you didn't add on. It looks great!

  5. Love the low volumes!

  6. I love it, Anna! Great designing and stitching. I am sure it will be a big hit in the QBF ... :) Pat

  7. Great finish, love how it turned out!

  8. I'm trying to decide if I want to get a 3DS and animal crossing... How's the new pokemon? Which starter did you get?

    The quilt turned out LOVELY. You have inspired me to contemplate a low volume quilt now!

  9. I finally dumped my WOW account and my quilt output increased dramatically! There's a few games coming for Christmas that might slow me down a bit though.

    Love your finish, good luck in the hop!

  10. So pretty! I love all of the blocks turned on point. And the POPS of bright bright color in with your low-volume. It's such an appealing design, and it turned out great.

  11. Haha!! Love its name, and it really is great that depending on your mood, you can flip it over. Love the sweet pops of color in the low-volume surround.

  12. This is wonderful! You can never go wrong with pinwheels in my book, and these are perfect in the low volume setting! I love it!


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