smooth sailing.

31 May 2012

smooth sailing.

look at miss fancy pants pinwheel sampler hanging out over at connecting threads.

smooth sailing.

here's a closer look.

now y'all know i'm not a red, white & blue fan, but i love this version.
i think it's because it doesn't scream americana.
and i really like the grey and how the quilt has a modern feel to it.

it's always exciting to see someone else's version of something you designed. <--which is why i love it when y'all email me pics or post pics in the ps i quilt: sew & tell flickr group.
:)

for those that are interested, smooth sailing pinwheel sampler kits are available HERE.
{pssst: the price is amazing!!!}

so what do y'all think of this version of pinwheel sampler?!?!
inquiring minds want to know.
*wink, wink*

note: although i'd like to, i can't take credit for the photography.
these pics were taken from the connecting threads website.

♥ rachel

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38 comments:

suemac said...

Sweet. I like Connecting Threads fabric.

manybooks said...

Wow - looks great with their fabrics! I own the pattern and it's on my to-do-soon list :) Love it!

Amanda said...

I love it! I made the quilt in Verna fabrics during your quilt-a-long but would love one in these colors,too!

Jenna said...

That has to be an AMAZING feeling to see quilts made with YOUR pattern!!

Michele said...

Just love it and what a great quilt. You're right it does not scream americana all over it. I like how they used the aqua and grey in it.

Becky said...

It looks great. I'm not usually a fan of red, white and blue quilts either but that pop of turquois really makes this one more modern and fun. Love the pattern---it is on my to-do list. :D

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

I love this quilt {but you know that}... so I'm thinking... You make me a pinwheel sampler... and I'll make you a Martinique dot party. How does that sound? ;-)

QuiltNut Creations said...

I love this version; it just feels like summer.

Cathy said...

I bought the quilt kit from Connecting Threads and can't wait to get started on it!

made by ChrissieD said...

For me it's the grey and white stripe and dot fabrics that make it - they calm and tone everything down. It's beautiful and a great quilt pattern too :)

Heidi Staples said...

This is such a great take on the pattern. Love the colors...yes, especially that grey. Beautiful!

Ina said...

I love it! It's beautiful! ;p

Megan said...

Your pinwheel pattern's always been a favorite of mine! I think the fact that the prints are all small-scale prints, almost solids, also helps it feel more modern.

bethanndodd said...

I think it's fabulous!!!
Smiles-Beth

April said...

Awesome! Congratulations, it's beautiful.
xoxo
April

...so we added chickens said...

This looks great! I love the nautical fabric for this fun pattern.
I also think RW&B can sometimes look campy - not here!

Christine said...

Gigi it might scream Australiana I stead, I love it....

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Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Very cute Rachel! I love it in those colors! :)

CathyK said...

Love it!!!

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chrislie said...

Hi, your blog really touches me, have been reading it for awhile... Just wanted you to know about a website i started ReadYourBiblesChurch.com... It's a place for Bible study guides.. I also put a forum in that can be viewed from a mobile device.. I couldn't find where to contact you privately so I'm commenting, hope that is okay. :) God Bless!
Jenn.

Josie McRazie said...

Not really a blue gal! And to tell you the truth I have more blue in my stash than any thing else! GGRRR!! LOL I have looked at this sampler to make for my daughter with shades of yellow and orange!! (SHE LOVES YELLOW)
hhmmm I did Impromptu... So, I think I might just... yup begin work on another Rach project!! (oh, sorry hope you don't mine the Rach! LOL)

Beth said...

I think it is really cute! And the use of the aqua blue really takes it away from the Independence Day vibe it could have had (which would have been nice, if that was the goal) and points it toward the contemporary quilting direction.

I got the feeling from pictures of Quilt Market that sailing themes are coming on strong. Way to be ahead of the crowd!

Beth said...

I think it is really cute! And the use of the aqua blue really takes it away from the Independence Day vibe it could have had (which would have been nice, if that was the goal) and points it toward the contemporary quilting direction.

I got the feeling from pictures of Quilt Market that sailing themes are coming on strong. Way to be ahead of the crowd!

Tangii said...

Love it! Adding the pattern to my to do list!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wow.....I love it!

Dara said...

Very nice, I love to photography.

Nanci said...

As it should be...featured for sure.
love the colours and I agree, Connecting Threads is a great site.

~Jess said...

Beautiful quilt pattern!

Alissia said...

I really like the pinwheel sampler and it's definitely on my list of things to do. I also like the subtlety of the shades of red, white, and blue in the quilt that Connecting Threads did. It feels cool and calm.

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Rachel, your quilt looks amazing! Pinwheel is my all-time favorite block. I love the colors and it does have a modern feel to it. Beautiful!

LJ said...

I love it!! The blue are soothing and the white background sets off the pinwheels to perfection.

suemac said...

I am following the blog and on pinterest. At least they like pinterest and don't mind having their pictures there. I like the turquoise and white fq the best.

Stephanie said...

I just purchased the fabric & patten from there. I'm impressed with the quality of the fabric for the price. I can't wait to get started on this quilt. Lovely design & quite striking with that fabric!

Kristen said...

I tried to find the kit on their site but had no luck - did it sell out?? It is just AMAZING!!

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