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Field Day Pennants Modern Quilt Handmade by Peppermint Pinwheels

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This pink and chartreuse green linen quilt gets it's inspiration from the beginning of summer.

When I was in elementary school, we would always have a "field day" to commemorate the end of the school year. Regular classes would be canceled and all of the kids would get to play on the school lawn for the entire day. Even some of the parents would come for the picnic lunch. There would be different events, but the one I always looked forward to most was the three legged race. I loved the three legged race, where two kids would pair up, tie one of their legs to the other's leg and then have to race to the end "as one." The pink pennants on this quilt remind me of those races, and the coveted ribbons that were given out as prizes at the end of the day.

The pink linen pennants are from curtain remnants and are set into a field of chartreuse green linen. The backing is made from unused estate sale yardage of a finely woven pink oxford, giving the back of the quilt the look and feel of an expensive man's dress shirt. Adding to the summer festival look of the quilt, the edges are done in sea green, ocean blue, and white stripe.

To add stability to the linen in this quilt, I've backed the top with a layer of fine muslin. It is then "sandwiched" in the traditional way with a layer of batting in the middle and the pink oxford backing. The quilting is done in a geometric line and triangle pattern over the entire quilt with chartreuse green thread.

Quilt top is 100% linen.
Quilt batting is 80/20 cotton/poly.
Quilt backing is 100% cotton.

This quilt is made to be loved and can be gently machine washed and dried. Unless otherwise noted, all Peppermint Pinwheels quilts are washed after completion with a gentle, scent free detergent so they come to you fresh and clean!

Size - 49" x 51"

Every Peppermint Pinwheels quilt is one of a kind and comes with a hand-sewn label. If you would like a specially personalized label, please see the label section of the store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PeppermintPinwheels?section_id=6457208

If you would like to see a slight variation of this quilt in a different color-way, please click here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/45646327/red-pennants-on-tea-dyed-linen-handmade

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Is this item being sent as a gift? Every order, gift or not, is carefully wrapped, and I would be happy to include a personalized note to the recipient. Just leave a message in the "Notes to Seller" section at the check-out and I'll enclose it with the package.
One of the biggest benefits of having an all natural, Peppermint Pinwheels playmat is that it is washable! If it gets dirty, just throw it in the wash! Because these mats are made with natural fibers, there may be some shrinkage when washed, especially if they are washed in hot water or dried in a hot dryer. Many of my customers find that putting the mats in the dryer gives them a little extra "puff," but if you want to ensure less shrinkage in your mat, it's best to wash it in cold water and line dry it!
If you are looking for something slightly different from what you see listed, please feel free to contact me. I'm often happy to do custom orders, just ask!
What makes a Peppermint Pinwheels play mat better than all the rest? I make my mats from heavy, canvas weight fabrics and they are padded with the thickest cotton batting available. They are quilted over-all in a diamond pattern to keep the padding from shifting, and the edges have been double stitched for added stability. These mats are made be used and made to last! They are also 100% washable with no cover to remove and free of flame retardants or any other nasty chemicals. Whenever possible, I source materials from manufacturers in the US. These playmats are easy to fold for travel and storage and handmade by me.
The amount of padding that people feel comfortable with is a bit of a tricky question, as it's so subjective - everyone has a different comfort level! Each layer of padding is about 1/4" thick, but the best way to describe the padding of the playmats is to think of a pile of wool blankets: A single padded playmat is like having 2 stacked wool blankets, the double padded mat is like having 3-5 wool blankets and the triple padded mats are like having 4-7 blankets. While it is as thick as many commercially made activity mats sold in the US, it is not padded like a foam mat, as it is not made from foam, but from natural materials. This has the added benefit of making my mats 100% washable!