I made this quilt for a good friend's new baby boy - another baby quilt! :) I love this pattern and was excited to make something for someone using it...
I used the Whirlygiggle tutorial from Crazy Mom Quilts, except I didn't follow it completely. I used a charm pack, so I ended up with smaller blocks. And, I didn't create a template. I just cut the charm square from 2" from the top on one side, to the other side at 2" from the bottom. I had a lot of squaring up at the end, but it worked easily.
I bought some charm packs for Love U by Deb Strain from Moda a while back when I found out I was having a new baby boy. Because each of the charm packs had both the boy blue and green fabric and girl pink fabric included, I picked out the "boyish" squares from 2 different charm packs. I needed 2 identical squares to form each pinwheel block.
Instead, I decided to do a scrappy border with the leftovers. It added so much more color and fun to the quilt. Here's a close-up...
I love the owls and snails....very cute for a little one! I used a flannel polka dot from the same collection for the backing to make it more cuddly. I quilted it myself using a "kind of zig-zag" pattern, which you can see a little bit here.
It was so hard to give away...pretty selfish huh? I really liked the way it turned out, but I know it will be very well loved, which is what I want.
I used basting spray for the first time on this quilt too. It made the process so much quicker - and, I avoided those annoying safety pins by doing it that way. However, it was very sticky, and kind of frustrating because everything kept sticking to each other. There is probably a better method of doing it that I haven't figured out yet though! :)