Hazel's Pinwheels by Coralquilts
Made for my cousin's daughter Hazel.
Using self-modified version of "Carnival Dance" pattern to use 5" charm packs. Adding in extra borders to help increase size. Used Red Pepper Quilts http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2010/04/hour-glass-block-tutorial.html hour glass block tutorial. Had some issues with stretching on the bias. Needed to pay more attention to making sure seams would match up when sewing them into four hour glass units.
Used formula for side triangles from Quilter's Academy Vol 2. Tried to follow their method for trimming the quilt, but was not very successful. Next time need to measure out from centre.
Center ditch quilted with Rasant cotton wrapped poly thread. Quilted a large spiral in the pinwheel blocks with King Tut 40wt variegated thread (Cleopatra). Quilted running spirals in yellow sashing with free motion X through red cornerstones. Quilted curls in white setting triangles, piano keys in red border, double loop in white border, "l" loops in yellow border (with the name "hazel" in cursive in one corner), and open spirals in blue border.
Made matching pillowcase with left over fabric. Used "The Quilter" pattern, but modified to use a French seam on the inside. Needed to take a deeper second seem to avoid the first coming through. Needed to hammer the cuff joint to make it more flexible to sew through.