This quilt has been a long time coming. Sometimes it seems I can just turn around and whip up a quilt no problem, and other times, it takes Forever! This is a forever quilt (including 8 weeks at the LAQ - so maybe that's why) which I think I started last spring sometime.
The pattern from Quilts and More does not use a traditional pinwheel block. Instead the white focus fabric is the center of the block and you add the khaki frame around it, using a different color pinwheel petal on each corner. When you sew the first strip, you only sew it half way on, then you come back and finish off the strip after completing all four sides. It was a little confusing at first, and I'm not really explaining it very well, but I got the hang of it after a few blocks.
I pieced this quilt before I discovered the greatness of solids. Imagine what could be with this pattern and Mr. Kona??? I am definitely in love with pretty much anything pinwheels.
This was a gift for my sister-in-law for Christmas.... and now the quilt lives in sunny California!