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Pinwheel Quilt and Pebbles Free Motion Quilting

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I finished my quilt!!  I’m so excited to show you because I’m THRILLED with how it turned out.

Here is the finished result:

My favorite part is the way I quilted it.  I free-motion quilted it on my sewing machine and it only took a couple of hours.  I was Pin-spired by this Pinterest:

Image via Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/130658065/

Do you see the circles?  She calls it “Pebbles” although I feel like a more appropriate name would be “Bubble wrap” because that’s what my quilt reminds me of.

So a couple of things:

1) I LOVE the way this style of quilting looks.  2)  It’s nice to do when you only baste with safety pins (rather than spray and safety pins which I usually ALWAYS do because it’s foolproof) and 3) this style uses a TON of thread so be prepared with a bunch of pre-loaded bobbins.

Overall I’m really happy with this quilt.  It didn’t take too long and turned out very cute.  And I’m so happy/excited/relieved that I finally perfected my machine binding method.  It’s been a long journey but now I get a perfect or nearly perfect binding every time (and that includes puff quilts–which are harder to machine bind well.)

Linking up to:

Fireflies and Jellybeans

A Glimpse Inside


  1. Those are awesome. You are one talented lady and I just realized I have been reading your blog for a long time and didn’t realize it yesterday when I met you. I am Leanne’s daughter. It was fun to meet you and go to lunch. sorry about my little monster. You should hop on over and link this up to my party


    A mommy’s life…with a touch of YELLOW

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Oh that’s so fun Whitney! It was great to meet you too. Your blog is super cute! I will link up!

  2. I love that quilt!!! so what is your secret to perfect binding??

  3. Wow, that turned out great! I love it! Your little girl is going to love it when she gets bigger! 🙂

  4. So adorable Heidi! I have always wanted to make a quilt!

  5. Oh my gosh Heidi! I love this quilt. I think it looks like bubble wrap too. It really is beautiful and I love pinwheels. It was so great to go to lunch with you. You look great. Have a safe trip back home. I can’t wait to see you again iin the Spring.

  6. I’ve just stumbled upon your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I’m just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty.
    http://scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com/ and
    http://coastal-style.blogspot.com/ for everything chic and coastal

    I had a lot of fun putting them together maybe you would like to check them out if you have a spare minute.

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