Friday, May 20, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival Entry - Spinning Star

I wanted to make something new for the Bloggers' Quilt Festival, but just didn't get around to finishing my latest quilt. I will have to share it with you another time. In the meantime, here is the quilt I made for round #9 of the Doll Quilt Swap on Flickr.

I am calling this quilt "The Spinning Colorwheel Star."  It is inspired by a quilt I saw online.  Sorry, but I don't know where I saw it, so I can't give a link.  But what I can tell you is that I was intrigued by the design.  The original was done in solid colors with a black background  and had a pieced outer border.  I've seen spinning colorwheels before, but never a star.   I tried going online and googling a pattern for it, but couldn't find one so I had to make my own.  If someone knows the correct name for the pattern and can tell me where to find one, I would LOVE it!!  Let me just say that I felt like chasing the mailman to get it back after he took it today.  I decided to break in to my FMF stash.  I am trying to use what I have and not be such a hoarder when it comes to certain fabrics.  It took me FOREVER to figure out how to get this to work.  The first time I made it, I couldn't get the colors in the right sequence,  I had to add it to the scrap pile.    After more trial and error, I got the final quilt.   I am happy with how it turned out and  I hope my partner likes it!

The quilt is approximately 20"x20".

Thanks for visiting my blog! Come back on Monday and see what yummy goodies I will be giving away for Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day.


  1. An interesting block and great bright colours. Looking forward to seeing your new quilt too when you finish it.

  2. I can see why your were considering chasing down the mailman. I love it. I love all quilts bright and happy and this one fills the bill.

  3. very cute and high energy

  4. What a beautiful block and quilt! Thank you for sharing it.