Friday, April 30, 2010
Pinwheels, Pinwheels, and More Pinwheels
Okay straight away I apologize for this being a very picture heavy post but I love pictures and I love pinwheels so I wanted to share with you all what I've been working on. I participated in Rachel's Pinwheel Quilt Along over the last several weeks and I am very pleased with the results so far. There is still a lot of work to do on this quilt but I love all of the blocks and the Hunky Dory fabric is a favorite for sure. I have to get some yardage of this before it gets hard to find.
All in all the quilt along was eight weeks on blocks with two blocks each week. Granted I fell a little behind but I am happy to report I have finished all of my blocks and even made some mini pinwheels because I loved that touch in Rachel's original quilt. I have to admit those little guys were tricky. Now I am trying to decided about sashing for this quilt.
My initial thought was to use the same solid yellow that I used in the blocks but I am running low and since I'm not sure what it was (it came out of my stash) I'm not sure I can get more of it.
Then I saw some other finished tops popping up over on flickr where they used a different solid for their sashing and it really made the blocks pop. So I am entertaining this idea. Which of course leads to another dilemma. Pink, yellow, green, blue, and tan all appear in the line and so far I think I have managed to maintain a balance with the colors so what in the world do I pick for my sashing? I was thinking about just using off white but that just sounds so bland to me. Any recommendations?