Monday, March 10, 2008

It Has to Start Somewhere!

Could this be a quilt someday? It started with this one pinwheel block that I made during Sew Mama Sew's quilting month. I've had this fun Alexander Henry fabric sitting around forever, and I was just itching to make something from it. Of course, you know me....no plan in mind. So I pulled out some more fabric...some Alexander Henry and some Katie Jump rope and made a few more blocks. Then I thought the brown background was a bit too dark and depressing. It needed something to brighten it up a bit. I made the small pinwheels this weekend. The background is Kona mint. Love that fabric...my very favorite color...a light almost icy aqua. It was on a stack for another idea...so goes that one. My original thought was to integrate the large pinwheels with panels of this great floral fabric. (Pinwheels in the garden is what I was imagining...) Now I've got the big pinwheels, the little pinwheels and this fabric. I'm considering how they might all fit together. I have more pinwheels to make and then we'll see what happens. I love all of these colors. I would love this to be a quilt for our bedroom. But king sized...yikes. That's a lot of pinwheels.
I also made a bit of progress on the Cathedral windows. I've done 9 squares (12 windows) and already this baby is heavy. Those large quilts must weigh a ton! I think a pillow may be in order. Though I don't have a clue how to proceed with that! I think I will put in the triangle windows around the edge...it has a bit too much white for me. It's been fun and I've learned a bunch, but it's enough for me. I think it's cute too!

9 comments:

Sara said...

I love, love, love the pinwheels. They are great! I love the funky colors mixed in there with the whites, and what looks like black. Pinwheels are one of my favorite, but they do take some time.
Sara

PS: My sister is Kris at Quilted Simple.

bettyninja said...

I love all your work here. the pinwheels are fabulous. and the Cathedral windows are out of this world. They look super hard to do, but I am going to check out the links you posted to see. Your fabrics are so nice in it. I have eek, like 5 yards of that A. Henry fabric. i thought i would use it for a quilt back but I love it so much I just can't stand to cut into it.

QuiltedSimple said...

Yes, that is wild that we are both doing pinwheels - I'll try and take close ups in the next day or so. It's relaxing (to me) and gives me a break to make pinwheels vs. all that quilting. Your pinwheels are awesome - love the fabric choices in yours.

Kris

Laurie said...

it's all looking GREAT!!! i just love your free spirit with quilting! it's refreshing!
hugs
laurie

Jackie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have had fun perusing yours as well. I love your current pinwheel project and I am partial to black and white quilts as well. I absolutely love, love, love your cathedral windows quilt!! I just was using those same fabrics to make a cute little bag which I will be posting later this week. Be sure to check it out. I will definitely be back.

Dana said...

Wow! I love both of these projects listed. The pinwheels rock! I love the color combo and the graphic design. Hmmmmm..... very inspiring!

WendysWTN said...

I think the pinwheels would look great all together in a quilt. I really like the look of different sizes of the same block mixed up. And way to go on your Cathedral Windows. I'm at a loss for how to make it into a pillow at that point, too, because of the lack of a seam allowance!

KCQuilter said...

Oooh, both the pinwheels and the cathedral windows projects have gorgeous arty qualities to them. Love the color combos you are working with.

purple and paisley said...

i'm making a cathedral windows, too...slow, slow, slow...will try to post pic of my progress sometime this week...and it IS heavy!