I decided to take a gander at my rather large box of abandoned projects. In it I found the only pinwheel blocks I have ever done. I think I was playing around with trying out more basic, traditional blocks to practice matching points, and following directions (neither of which I am very good at doing). I found this tutorial -one of her most basic- and came up with lots of blocks.
I was originally going to go with this layout
but never could bring myself to commit to it; that was just way too much of a good thing in my opinion… So the entire project was banished to the UFO box!!! Dun, Dun, Dun, Dun!!!! A place where bad ideas go and are usually never seen or heard of again!
Flashforward about a year when I discovered these sweet little pinwheels and decided to breathe new life into them. Sorry for the really poor quality photos- my camera seems to be MIA at the moment- in the shop!.
I really like the traditional pinwheel block intermingled with my own minimally pieced wonkiness and a hefty dose of negative space.
I just need to fill in the rest with some more white sashing and likely a couple of random bits of blue/red(trying to keep that pink to a minimum), and then a I’ll have a finished quilt top ready for the next step.
This finished quilt will be for my youngest daughter. They all got a quilt from mamma on their third birthday. Hers is coming up fast so I need to stay focused.
I’m glad I came back to these little lovely blocks and found a way to make them my own. Not sure what I’ll do with all the leftovers, maybe some pillows or dolly quilts??
**Again, these photos are so bad I hesitate to even post them. I promise no more posts with iPhone photos. Thanks for your patience.**