Pinwheels and the Three Bears





Don't those little bears just melt your heart?  I used my Monthly Sparks bundle from Fabric Spark to make this sweet little pinwheel quilt.  The large squares were  cut to 5", and the small squares for the HST's in the pinwheels were cut to 3 1/4".  This gives you enough extra to sew them and then trim to 2 3/4" before sewing them together into pinwheels.

I've been trying out a few different weights and types of Warm Company batting lately, and this one I used Warm and White.  It's a flat lightweight batting, that gives just the perfect bit of crinkle when washed.  It's also perfect when using fabrics with a white background, as no cream or brown specks will show through as they might with a natural colored batting.

I'm excited to be collaborating with the Warm Company here in the future. They supply me with batting, and I'll be mentioning it here, trying out some of the different types they have available and letting you know what I think of them, etc, as well as convincing you to buy their brand;) (if you don't already.)

18 comments:

  1. Yes, the bears do melt your heart. They are very cute and give the quilt a vintage feel. Very sweet indeed.

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  2. It's my favorite batting, usually the only one that I buy.

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  3. Приятное одеяло,смотрится слегка с историей.

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  4. So happy and cute, the bears are wonderful!

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  5. These fabrics look sooo soft, especially the bears!

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  6. I am a warm and natural girl all the way! I used a polyester loft batting and it was "fine" but trickier to work with (slippery) and now little fibres of poly are sneaking out through the fabric...not my favourite. but I would be interested in hearing more about different battings... I am curious about bamboo... but the last I looked it was pricey.

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  7. I really like alternating the pinwheels with the charm squares! And yes - the bears are adorable :-) I used to love warm and white batting, but it's gotten much thinner in recent years :-(

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  8. What a sweet little quilt. Those bears are charming!

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  9. Love the bears, and I'm looking forward to hearing about the batting, too.
    Leslie

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  10. Yes indeed they do melt my heart! Beautiful quilt

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  11. A very sweet little quilt!

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  12. This is by far my favorite quilt of 2016! So cute!!

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  13. I love how it turned out! Very cute!

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  14. Adorable! I love colors with the black bears. I bought them to use in my son's quilt recently and I used Warm & White for the first time, too, though I found it to be so much lintier than Warm & Natural.

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  15. I love this quilt! I use warm and natural all the time. Warm and white is the only thing I use on lighter colored quilts.

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  16. Love your Quilts so beautiful I am New to quilting love the three bear quilt can you tell me were you buy the fabric for this Looks like I will be making a pinwheel quilt for my first time thank you Celeste

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