A call from a friend that I only get to meet once or twice a year got me on my feet to make a baby quilt as the baby´s already due in February (I am soooo happy for her!!). At the time I got her call I also got the newsletter from Southern Fabrics, an online fabric store in the US.
I do not order fabrics there but they have great tutorials, a very creative blog (http://www.southernfabric.blogspot.co.at) and a lot of fresh ideas and things that make your fingers itch (well, they do that to mine).
When I saw the pinwheel quilt I knew that I wanted to make this block, combine it with another one I saw in a book. I really love to hand quilt but I know that I must practise machine quilting (which is not easy with my small home sewing machine). And practise I did - see for yourself.
I only have to quilt four more blocks, add the binding, a blue-white striped fabric and wait for the babys´name and date of birth.