Pretty Pinwheels

I started the Pinwheel Sampler Quilt way back in January.  Rachel of p.s. i quilt hosted this project.  Directions for a new pinwheel block were posted every couple of weeks or so.  Although she suggested using a layer cake, I decided to raid my scrap bin instead.  For the first four or five blocks, I kept up pretty well.  But, then I fell behind one block, and another…. pretty soon I just gave up and figured I would finish it in the summer.  That didn’t happen either.  But, I am happy to say that I have finally finished the top, and I am pretty happy with how it turned out. 

It was fun to learn a bunch of new techniques and to incorporate so many different scraps from the bin.  I did get lots of practice making pinwheels, which involve a lot of half square triangles.  By the end, my points were almost always lining up perfectly!

I wondered if I would have a favorite block.  I definitely do.  It was one of the last ones I made, and is one of the most simple patterns.  I think I could make a whole quilt out of just this block and it would be perfect!

Now I have two finished quilt tops just sitting and waiting to be finished.  I haven’t decided if I am going to quilt them myself yet.  Both this and the pink jelly roll quilt are pretty large. I might send them off to be quilted this time.  Decisions, decisions.


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