Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Seeing Double

I made these two Double Pinwheel quilts for my husband's twin grandchildren in June 2006 and quilted them on my HQ16. At that time the machine was still new and I was having some issues with it, so the quilting was so-so. I soon discovered that the problem wasn't the machine, but the operator!

The pattern is from Eleanor Burns. I used 3 fabrics -- a pink, a blue, and a white -- and made both sets of blocks at once. Can you see that they spin in opposite directions? It's a very simple technique, and looks a lot harder than it really is. And it works beautifully for twin boy/girl quilts.


Jackie said...

I love that pattern and taught it in our LQS several times. I have made about 8 of them. One won a ribbon in a show. I have a picture of one on my side bar too. I love the ones you made, I am sure they are loved.

karenfae said...

they turned out great.