Friday, 7 December 2012

A pinwheel half-square triangle quilt

I first wrote about this quilt here (if you're interested there are measurements for the block size and a little 'how to' construct each block). It's also hanging out in all its unquilted nakedness on my blog header.

It's now all quilted up.


As you can see there are two types of pinwheels: ones using two fabrics of similar colour and ones that are an excellent opportunity to use fabrics with big patterns on them.

I definitely think having the little butterflyesque scraps of extra colour add to the movement and interest.




And the back probably gives the best view of how I quilted it: with a simple grid pattern either side of the seams.


I do like the challenge of a complicated quilt but equally, sometimes it's very relaxing just to put together a simple quilt which can also be just as effective  in its own way.

Linking up with Finish It Up Friday



24 comments:

  1. love the little bow tie or kite tails in the middle there, great choice for quilting too

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  2. That's lovely! I love those little bow ties too :)

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  3. What a quick fun quilt. I am adding this to my list for 2013. Thanks.

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  4. Lovely - I'm a huge fan of pinwheels! Just curious as you seem to make a lot of quilts - what do you do with them all?

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  5. They really do remind me of the pinwheels you see in a bucket outside the souvenir shop at the seaside. Lovely.

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  6. So pretty, every little bit!

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  7. This is really beautiful and fun!

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  8. Love this is great and so striking! Love all the bright fun colors and fabrics you used!

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  9. it's beautiful! So colourful and happy :-)

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  10. This is so gorgeous! I love how some of the large scale prints are highlighted! :)

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  11. Oh this is really really gorgeous - so bright and cheery!

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  12. It is lovely and the quilting sets it off perfectly.

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  13. Love this quilt! I can't tell you how many pinwheel quilts I have made. It is one of my favorite patterns. I love this one and it is on my list.

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  14. Whish I would do one too!
    So nice!

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  15. It's gorgeous! I love the mix of solid pinwheels and HST pinwheels!

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  16. This quilt is just delightful!!

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  17. It's soo pretty..the bold bright colors are gorgeous..esp with the big hot pink flower.

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  18. Yep! Found it! It's gorgeous, congratulations! I particularly like the pinwheels with two shades of the same colour to make them up. So tempting to just decide to start a quilt like this, when I already have plans for at least 4 others!!!

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