Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Two pastel batik quilts: Pinwheel Elephants and Pastel Pinwheels

"Pinwheel Elephants," 20" x 20", made by Pam Geisel, Oct. 2014

I'm not really a big fan of pastel fabric, but when I found this lovely pastel batiks, I fell in love, especially with the batik elephants and giraffes.

"Pinwheel Elephants" detail

It's quilted stitch-in-the-ditch and also has some curved quilting on the pinwheels, with warm-colored buttons on the pink and orange pinwheels and cool-colored buttons on the green and blue colored pinwheels. Yes, I really like pinwheel blocks.

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I actually made two wall hangings using this fabric, although the second quilt doesn't have the elephant and giraffe fabric in it.

"Pastel Pinwheels," 22" x 29", made by Pam Geisel, Oct. 2014

"Pastel Pinwheels" is also quilted stitch-in-the-ditch and has very small blue buttons at the center of the pinwheels.

"Pastel Pinwheels" detail

I believe a Pinwheel block turned on point is technically called "Windmill" block but it just doesn't have the alliteration with the word "Pastel" that I wanted for the title.

1 comment:

Astrid said...

I must agree with you; I'm not a big fan of pastels either, but these batiks are really cute. Very pretty wall hangings!