Saturday, July 16, 2016

pinwheels--top completed

It turned out bigger than I first planned.
120 blocks set 10 to a row for 12 rows.
84 by 96 inches.
I used rectangles at the beginning or end of every row so the pinwheels would stagger.
I decided to make all the pinwheels spin the same direction to bring a little order to the chaos.
I like how some pinwheels stand out strong and others are so low contrast they become ghost blocks.

The blocks finish 8 inches.
All cut from 2 1/2 inch strips
4 geese cut from solid with Companion Angle ruler
4 rectangles cut 4 1/2 inches and 8 half-square triangles cut with EZ Angle ruler
The edge rectangles were cut 4 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches.

My design, use at your pleasure.

Time to make a backing!


Shasta Matova said...

What a great scrap quilt! It is so lively and beautiful.

Karen said...

What a fun scrap quilt. Always interesting to pick all the fabrics and match them up to create a great scrappy quilt.

Chantal said...

A great place to use up the scraps, especially the ugly fabric scraps that I have. Thanks for the inspiration. And congratulations on the finish top. ;^)

mereth said...

That must have used a lot of fabric, the more the merrier.It's so satisfying to get the top in one piece, isn't it?

em's scrapbag said...

I love this! You did a wonderful job with color and value. A truly great scrap quilt.

Kaja said...

So many great scrap quilts! I like the way you used rectangles to offset the blocks; I think it gives a great sense of movement without being too chaotic. Also, as you noted, the way the values change as your eye moves around the quilt works very well.

Donna said...

I agree, somehow these pin wheels all work together, really like your style!

Unknown said...

Wild and crazy love how the fabrics crash joyously into each other.