Many of the pinwheel blocks were made by friends at a local quilting group and given to me when Buddy was just a tiny baby. There would have been enough blocks for a baby quilt, but I already had several of those. Instead, I decided to make a twin-sized quilt for when he eventually grew into a big-boy bed.
I loved these pinwheel blocks made with 1930s reproduction fabrics, but I wanted to make the quilt look a little more modern. I also wanted it manly enough that my son could use it for years to come, which is why I alternated the pinwheels with solid blue blocks. The result was even better that I pictured: a very modern-looking graphic quilt, with pops of color from the 1930s prints.
For the quilting, I found a cross quilting pattern in a pattern book at the library. (Side note: I returned the book and now can't remember the book or the name of the pattern. If anyone knows, please share!) I love how this pattern was so easy to quilt on my home machine, since it only used straight lines.
I decided to make the borders and binding with the same blue as the center blocks, to continue the simple, two-color feel of this quilt. I also used a simple blue backing that really showed off the quilting.Many thanks to Amy over at Amy's Creative Side, this is my 2nd Blogger's Quilt Festival, and it's so fun and inspiring to see the many awesome quilts linked up!