This tradition of making a nana quilt started when my sister K2 had her first. I had found a really cute embroidered quilt to make so I made it and gave it to her when she became a nana. It was hung on the wall of her club house and I’m pretty sure a grandchild has never been wrapped in it (which is totally 100% ok!). K4 was given one a few years later when she joined the ranks of grandmotherhood. Now it’s L1′s turn.
The gals from my quilt group have made some beautiful pinwheel quilts and it would have been so much simpler to just follow the same pattern but NO……I had to do my own thing.
Instead of just choosing some lovely fabric, I MADE fabric with crumb pieces……little bits and pieces of blue and lavender batik’s left over from another project. I pieced all these little crumbs together into bigger pieces. Then, instead of using a solid fabric for the alternate pinwheel pieces, I had the brilliant (ha!) idea of painting the fabric I was going to use. I did however use my peeps idea of using 2 different sizes of blocks but what I didn’t realize until it was too late is that you can piece pinwheel blocks so that they rotate in either direction. I, of course, didn’t figure this out until I had some done in both ways and I was NOT going to unsew them.
Anyway…..here’s the finished top with a few close-ups of the crumb blocks and the painted fabric.
L1′s request is that the back be soft so I’m either going to back it with flannel or minkie. The plan is to quilt it while I’m back in the USA at a quilt retreat later this year.