Friday, November 9, 2012

Saturday pinwheels

I got all my pinwheels sewn this week. I'll plan to do the birds for Thanksgiving weekend.

Since I have all my blocks done for the two quilts it is time for some decisions. Oops, took these before I had the last two blocks done. There is another purple one and a red block to add to the mix. I tried to spread out the colors evenly between the two quilts.

I have 40 of these 12 inch blocks in total so will make two quilts with 20 blocks each for a 4x5 setting. They will go to sisters so I want them similar but not exactly the same. For one, I want to use my leftover scraps that I have been making into pinwheels. No, I did not trim these to a uniform size first. I decided to just sew them and see what happens. I took the ones that were at least 3.25 inches and then pulled a jelly roll of neutrals. I just picked strips and sewed them onto two sides of the pinwheels. They turned into these which trimmed up to 5.5 squares and I am planning to put them in a border like this.

To get the size I want I think I will add neutral sashings and maybe some various colorful cornerstones to one. It might turn out something like this.

I am thinking I might do a single cornerstone color on the other one and have a plain border that coordinates. I'm still undecided on that one but should have a plan and hopefully a top or two done for next week. I would love to get these three quilts (the red/tan irish chain) all quilted this month.

Head on over to SoScrappy on Saturday and see what others are doing for their rainbow scrap challenge this month of black.

I hope to post my quilt show pictures from last week sometime this weekend. I did go search out one of the patterns and have it on order from my local quilt shop. I can't wait to play with it next year =). My niece loves penguins and it is a wonderful design.
Have a great weekend.


  1. Way to go on getting all those blocks made this year! It is going to be a gorgeous quilt!

  2. Both fabulous looking quilts. I like that they will be similar but not identical.

  3. I think your pinwheel quilt recipients will be thrilled! Great setting ideas!

  4. Beautiful blocks! Love your two quilts. The little girls will be thrilled.

  5. Great idea two at a time, I often think of making a second quilt always after the first is complete, your idea is better. Lovely quilts, lucky sisters.

  6. Your on a roll. I love the coloured cornerstones you have planned. fourth or fivth try at the word thing

  7. Love your blocks and the multi-color cornerstones are great!