Not My Style, And That’s The Point

Sometimes I am given scraps, or even a partially finished quilt, that just isn’t my style. But, it is an opportunity.

It pushes my creativity, design skills and problem solving abilities. It makes me a beginner again. It makes me learn.

Sometimes a not-my-style quilt is just what I need.

ps–Judy asks a good question: What was I actually given? AGAIN, I didn’t take a picture of the starting point. But, there were a few pinwheels finished, with a dark purple strip sewn to one side. There were several sets of squares (light purple and background) sewn together all the way around, ready to cut on the diagonal, trim and sew together into pinwheels. There was extra yardage of both purple fabrics. And a few odds and ends of both colors.

Pinwheel Construction

So many of you asked after the pattern for the pinwheel quilt.

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Just to lead you further into temptation, here is the finished top.  Nine blocks resized to 12″ each.  The original pattern is based on 16″ blocks and can be found HERE: http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/quilt-patterns/wall-quilts/warm-breeze

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The resize wasn’t too hard.  Just as a hint, the small squares start out at 2″ each.

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I hope you will enjoy making one of your own.  This one should be a finished quilt in a week or so and I’ll share the final product then.