Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Happy Pinwheels

I started teaching a class last night at Quilt in Joy (the LQS where I work part-time) on how to make this baby quilt. We used the "layered squares" method to make the half-square triangles, and then put together some pinwheels. There were four great ladies in the class, and all their pinwheels looked FANTASTIC! I found the pattern on, Pinwheel Baby Quilt pattern. Next week the ladies will add the borders and prairie points.
My grandmother crocheted afghans and booties for all seven of her great-grandchildren, and countless others for friends and their grandchildren. I still have the ones she made for my girls; they are so soft and such beautiful colors. I often wonder how may well-loved blankets created by her hands are out there in the world...
It is such a joy to create something beautiful for a new baby. This is my favorite quote to put on the labels of baby quilts:
Every child born into the world
is a new thought of God;
an ever-fresh and radiant possibility.
If that quote and some pinwheels don't bring hope to your heart and a smile to your face, then I don't know what will!

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