Prairie Tumbleweeds

Prairie Tumbleweeds, Machine Quilting
Prairie Tumbleweeds Red Ribbon
A beautiful combination of cheerful cotton fabric makes up the 224 pinwheels dancing across this queen sized quilt.

Machine Quilting (Piecework)   88 x 80 x 0.2  

Quiltmaker(s) and Credit
Kylan Canon
Janet Kirkpatrick of Brazos County assisted with the final stages of quilting with the use of her long arm machine.
Official Go Texan Submission
Burleson County
Artist Statement
Almost every year since I was 8 years old, which has been 7 years now, I have submitted a quilt in the Burleson County Fair. Pinwheels have always been one of my favorite styles of quilts, so I wanted to make one of my own. I selected the quilt fabric from all different fabric lines, staying in the brighter greens, pinks, blues, red, and yellow colors. I made all of the pinwheels to be different; that way every block would be unique. I also created this quilt myself without the use of pattern. Because I chose not to use a pattern and go the long way around, this has probably been one of my most time consuming and complicated quilts that I have ever made. Even though it was a lot more complicated then I had anticipated, the quilt turned out beautiful and I was very pleased with the outcome. The quilt has a loose rose quilted pattern to add to the quilt’s elegance. One of my friends, who was my old Sunday school teacher, has a wonderful long arm machine. She allows me to come and program the machine and do the quilting myself with her supervision.