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Another quilt for the Grey Wing at Rangiura Home, this time it’s a grey warbler on a pin wheel block background. The flowers are because the blossoms are coming out and it’s feeling like spring!

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It was time to make Kelly a new quilt since she had one of my very first attempts. The brief from her was jewel like colours with no brown or other muddy shades. Hmm. I saw a pinwheel quilt that I really liked, so the type of block was decided.

Colours grouped together

Initially I thought that the four colours would look good separated into each corner with just a few blending into each other when they met, like a colour wave. But it looked a bit rainbow like, so I tried mixing it up and Kelly preferred that.

Blue, yellow, purple and green blocks mixed up.

The blocks are 3″, 6″ and 9″ in size. They aren’t lined up in straight lines, so sewing then together was a challenge and meant some ‘inserting’ corners. It was a challenge but Kelly loves the result and I enjoyed making it.

Pinwheel quilt in all its glory!

all over flower quilting

The phlox flower was the inspiration for the all over quilting. The dark grey cotton toned the bright colours down a bit.

close up of the flower quilting

quilts always look better on a bed!

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