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August 17, 2017


Picking up where I left off a month or so ago, I'm sharing the next baby quilt I made for a friend. I can't believe her sweet daughter is two years old already. It feels like just yesterday I was picking out the perfect purple fabrics for this baby quilt. The timing is perfect to share this quilt because I started a new project for her yesterday! This time, she has commissioned me to make a baby quilt for her sister. It means the world to me that she liked her quilt enough to want one for her future nephew.

Anyway! Back to the Purple Pinwheel Baby Quilt...

I wish I had better photos of this quilt because I really loved the fabrics in it. I think I took these photos with my cell phone in really harsh sunlight so the colors are kind of washed out. The photos really don't do it justice, but here you go!


After my first attempt at HST (half-square triangles) in the two tone herringbone quilt, I was itching to do more with them. HSTs are such a versatile block. They are easily one of my favorites...despite all the trimming involved! I use this method to make my HSTs. Once the HSTs are done, making them into pinwheels is a piece of cake!



The backing fabric was one of my favorite things about making this quilt. My friends husband is in the Marines, so I chose a subtle patriotic fabric for the back. It is a nice cream color with an eagle print in white. Again, I wish I had better photography back then so you could really see it.


I did straight line quilting 1/4" from each vertical and horizontal seam. Then I stitched in the ditch on the diagonal seams. I think it created a nice overall effect. I chose a darker purple for the binding which framed the quilt nicely.

Quilt Stats:

  • 42 pinwheels that finish at 6" (comprised of 168 HSTs)
  • Finished Size: 36" x 42"