My sister's little girl turned 5 yesterday! I can't believe it! She's getting so big and grown up; starting kindergarten next fall and really looking forward to it. When I found out my sister was expecting, I wanted to make a special quilt for her and the baby. I wanted to make something that could grow up with her, rather than a traditional baby quilt that becomes a keepsake in the closet.
I actually can't remember the name of this pattern, but it's a twist on pinwheels. I like how the background color creates another set of pinwheels.
I chose pastel colors to go with a baby theme, but my sister loves batiks so that's why it's a batik quilt. The fabric choice worked out nicely with good complimentary and contrasting colors.
I used fleece for the backing, and quilted pinwheels on the blocks with a meander on the border to finish it off. The back looked so cool because the fleece lets the stitching really pop out. Love that look!
When I was finished, I had all of the little HST squares leftover, so I decided to make a table runner with them. I love these colors, they are so springy and happy. I wish I used batiks more often. I think I need to change that.
I am linking up today with Finished Friday on Crazy Mom Quilts. Have a great weekend!