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Jan 8, 2011

A finish! Pinwheel Patience

Jan 8, 2011
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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!





{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations
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15 comments:

  1. I really like your color combo. It's such a pretty quilt. It would be a great quilt with solids as well.

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  2. This is goregous, AnneMarie. Love the colors.

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  3. Love this! I really like the pinwheels. It would look great in Kona solids! I am sure that sister-in-law of yours is loving it! :)

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  4. What pretty colors! I am not normally a fan of pinwheels,(they feel out of balance to me) but I would totally make this quilt. I really like the pattern.

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  5. I love this quilt. I hope your sister-in-law is loving it too.

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  6. Love the colors....great quilt! I have made a block like the one you were describing....I thought it was fun after I got the hang of it too.

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  7. I like your reference to Mr. Kona! Your quilt is beautiful! I am bookmarking this creation. I like it, especially with your colors. Great job!!

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  8. Beautiful! the colors are so great!

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  9. You're right, a solid pinwheel quilt would be awesome! This one's quite lovely as well, I'm sure your sister-in-law is enjoying it quite a bit. :)

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  10. Oh, it's gorgeous! I love it! Sometimes forever is worth it. : )

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  11. So pretty!!! Time spent doesn't matter when end results are like this! :D

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  12. Love this quilt! It is just perfect. Thanks for linking up! :) Happy {Sew} Modern Monday!

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  13. I like it, the colors are very soothing and the design is just wonderful!

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