Once upon a time, there was a quilter named Annie... I love pinwheels. They are my all time favorite block. Every fabric collection is considered for a pinwheel quilt. But none has ever been right.
Until one day in February, Carol and I decided to purchase and split a Fat Eighth bundle called 2wenty Thr3e.
When my now Fat Sixteenth arrived, I knew it would be my long awaited pinwheel quilt. BUT would there be enough fabric for enough pinwheels to make a quilt?
It was March when I finally decided on a design plan. I actually NEVER have a total design plan...only a start. I then dive in and fly the rest of the way by the seat of my pants. I decided to make both 6.5" and 4" pinwheels. The 4" pinwheels would be sashed with two different widths and then turned and placed at random between the 6.5" pinwheels.
Then a border of all the 4" pinwheels again. It turned out to be the perfect sized throw quilt for me. As I prefer quilts as accessories to beds and chairs and such rather than as a bedspread, I couldn't be happier.
I still had small scraps of all the fabrics and decided on a pillow. But not with tiny pinwheels! Just some small squares placed in a fractured arrangement.
I wasn't sure about not using pinwheels in the pillow, but it turns out that I love the design contrast.
I am SO happy to have my pinwheel quilt! And even happier that I'm completely happy with my end result...even seven months after it's start. **sheesh!**
It doesn't bother me at all that this looks more like summer than fall. I prefer summer and I'm happy enough to hang on to it as long as possible.