Thursday, March 12, 2015
Quilt of Valor, Pinwheels and 4-Patches
Most of the blocks are sewn together - I LOVE how the simplest of designs can turn into something so interesting! I had too many green pinwheels and the quilt was looking a bit Christmas-y, so they were removed and a few more blues were added. The white you see is the back of a flannel tablecloth. Wow, what a nifty gadget! I don't know why I resisted using one for so many years!"
This is from Quiltville.com originally, and Bonnie calls is Pinwheels and 4-Patches. The rows of pinwheels must alternate, as do the 4-patches alternate, in order to get this particular "look". This is my 4th or 5th version I've made.
If you choose to make this one - you might want to consider what I learned. Originally I had some pinwheel blocks that were much darker and some much lighter and the graphic effect was not as pronounced as I had hoped. Finally, I realized this graphic effect worked best when all the darker fabrics were a closer value, including the reds.
The dark blue shown is a choice for border but it's too dark - I have another lighter blue somewhere. The border will be a band of white, then a wider band of blue, mitered at the corners. Finished will be about 60" x 72".
Oh good, I might get this off my Design Floor this weekend!