Tuesday, June 15, 2010
David's Pinwheel Quilt
Here's the Pinwheel Party Quilt Along. The cat is there for scale (yea, right...she just wandered into the shot). I did two of each of Anina's blocks. She put together a block-a-week project which was supposed to look like this. That would make a nice baby quilt...but my nephew is a large-grown up. The sashing pinwheels drove me crazy. Then in the end, I had 13 extras...which I used to make this quilt wider for a queen size (82x93ish).
My big lesson was the difference between black fabric. Hopefully, only I will notice the difference b/w black, dark black, and charcoal. I did machine quilting in 1" strips, top to bottom( Left to right in the photo) Love it. It gives the traditional pattern a modern feel. And I ended up with a 1/4" binding. I had planned for a 1/2", but ran short (barely enough as it was). It took extra time as I had to hand sew the binding, but I really like the end result.