My black Pinwheel quilt is finished. I made this top as part of the Pinwheel Party. I used black sheep wool from Cedarview Farms. It quilted beautifully, but it was a bit fragile applying it to the quilt sandwich, so I used a spray baste. All in all, a good quilting experience.
I love the way this quilt looks after washing, all the shrink crinkles make it look comfy and homey.
I’m not sure you can see the flowers in the big color blocks. I had a lot of fun quilting the flowers and vines on this. First I quilted in the ditch with a charcoal monofilament (clear) around each leg of the pinwheels (not the blocks – I wanted the black of the blocks to just become part of the background). I really debated whether to quilt a background on the quilt. I may go back and do it eventually. I want to see how the batting behaves first. I had little balls of wool all over it after the first washing. I couldn't really tell if it migrated through the cloth or if it was residual from working with it. It's quilted closely enough (the seller recommended every 2 inches). I'll wash it again and see if it happens again. If the batting isn't going to work and I get rid of it, then I'm not going to waste my time quilting it anymore.
Speaking of quilts, this has been my hand sewing (lunch break) project. I’m ready to start sewing it together now. What do you think?