August quilt 2- Grace's next quilt

Right on time to have a second finish this month AND before I get to leave for mega staff meeting, I finished up this quilt for my daughter.

The pattern is called Candy Pinwheels by Faith Jones. It was in the Winter 2012 issue of Quilty and it is one that I have wanted to make for awhile. When I saw it took a LOT of fabric and my shelves were overflowing, it was time. The original pattern uses 36 fat quarters but only 4 7/8" strip from each one. I wanted to use them up and don't like cutting that 7/8" so I cut 5" squares and quadrupled it all. It made it twin sized--well, except it is a bit long. I probably could have added more along the side instead of the end. Maybe someday she will have an extra long twin mattress.

The backing is a flannel from JoAnn that I bought about 6 months ago during one of their crazy flannel sales. We were hoping for a mermaid I had seen but ended up with the unicorns and just put it in a corner. Thankfully I remembered it since it was not on my backing shelf.

We are talking about painting her walls sometime, since the yellow as been there since she was born. She's looking at some pale aqua colors. I'm looking at it as a chance to clean out the room.

And just for authenticity, this is all the stuff I pulled off the bed to put the quilt on and take that picture:
You would think we live in a cold climate with all those blankets and quilts.

One more finish of my Q3 finish-along goals!


  1. Gorgeous quilt! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.


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