Wednesday, November 3, 2010

An afternoon finish!

I was so intrigued when I saw this quilt, I spent the last two days piecing my version of it called 'Puzzle Time.' When my daughter saw it, she said it looked like a puzzle to her. Putting puzzles together is a favorite pasttime for both of us.
It was made with the Primitive Pinwheels tool by Primitive Gatherings. 
I drafted and added the border design. 
This is what the construction process looks like. 
The tool was inspired by the Lil' Twister tool designed by Marsha Bergren, owner of the Country Schoolhouse Quilt Shop in Superior, Wisconsin.  There are 2 sizes for use with 5" charms or 10" layer cakes.  I have so much fabric that I think I may purchase one of the tools to make a larger quilt.  It uses up a lot of fabric and was fun to make. 

15 comments:

Karen said...

I like doing jigsaw puzzles too and this quilt definitely has that look. A very good finish.

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

The pinwheels look dazzling against the black backdrop. What a great color combo you chose. And I love the border design that you drafted. You sure have a knack for fun designs!

Sharon said...

WOW! This is a fun quilt, love the black...makes the colors pop!

Rosie said...

I know your sewing is meticulously done and you accomplish so much - or - are there more hours in the day in Arizona? You are a continual inspiration!

Anne-Mette said...

So cute and you really see the small pinwheels because of the black fabric. I too am sure your days must have more hours than mine here ;-)).
It makes me want to sew more everytime I visit your blog :-).

Stray Stitches said...

Stunning!! I love the this quilt. It does remind me of putting jigsaw puzzles together too.

Loris said...

Very cute! The border you added looks great!

Meredith said...

Very cute black background. The border is a neat idea.

Brigitte said...

This looks like a fun quilt to make. I like it.
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Aunt 'Reen said...

I love how this darling puzzle quilt turned out!
It looks very complicated to assemble.
Your borders are awesome!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Really a wonderful quilt. I've worked puzzles all my life which is one of the reasons I love quilting.

Thanks for sharing!

Billie

Penny said...

That is so stunning! this is on my list of "to makes" in 2011, Thanks for sharing!

Penny

irishgirlsews said...

Your pinwheel quilt is wonderful, great colors and I love the black border!

Linda C said...

l have made the larger version of this quilt several times, using 9"cut squares. Its so much fun. l also taught the class several times, and everyone loved it. l want to make a mini. What size ruler did you use to do the recut?

Elin said...

I have made this pattern before, but now I really got inspired to try with darker fabrics and with the nice border... Well done!
And happy Thanksgiving!