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.


Darling Jill Quilts said...

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

scraphappy said...

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

Angie said...

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

Sheila said...

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

Edith said...

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.

Cathy Tomm said...

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

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

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