Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Project

I've started my next project.  Pinwheels, again!  Here's the picture of the quilt she wants, with some of my figuring:

with the paint chips for the colors she wants:

It took a while, but I found the right fabrics:

including the backing (the print fabric) and the inner border and binding:

Here's the fabrics with the background fabric:

Each finished pinwheel block is 8 inches.  I cut my squares 5 inches so I have a little wiggle room for squaring up.  First I draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the background fabric using a piece of sandpaper to keep the fabric from moving:

After sewing on either side of the drawn line with right sides together, I cut on the drawn line.  I square it up with a Quilt in a Day ruler (which is a great ruler!)

After sewing all the half squares together, I open up the intersecting seams to show the little pinwheel and press flat.  This really helps with the bulk at those joining seams.

The finished block:

My design wall, in no particular order yet:

And, it's another queen size!  Only 100 pinwheel blocks! I have 40 on the wall right now, got the fabrics cut for the others, lines drawn on the background, ready to sew!  I guess you know what I'll be doing!



  1. Wow, amazing..but you must get dizzy working on that! I love the colors.

  2. Wonderful color selection------like using paint chips for color match. Good idea.

  3. This will be a tasteful, lovely quilt. Good work matching her colors!
    Perfect, flawless, beautiful points! You're an artist.
    I can't imagine what it would be like to try to make queen sized quilt.

  4. Oh my that is alot of pinwheels. I so love the fabrics. Can not wait to see it finished.

  5. I love pinwheels quilts and the colours for this one are gorgeous! That has to be happy stitching! Especially if you have done all the cutting and line drawing.

  6. A lot of work ahead of you. Your pinwheels look so perfect. Good for you.

  7. Your pinwheels are perfect! I like the tip about opening up the intersecting seams. Thanks!

  8. Forgot to mention I loved the paint color chip idea. Never would have thought of it.


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