Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Pinwheels

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In honor of spring finally showing herself around these parts (sorry people who just got snow), I wanted to make a bright and cheerful quilt using Happy-Go-Lucky.  I started with a layer cake and subtracted out all the red fabrics.  Added a few 10” squares of Ruby to make up the difference.  And sashed it in a red Vintage Modern print.  I think it all adds up to bright and cheerful Bonnie & Camille medley!

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This blue pindot and floral is my favorite block of the bunch.  Not the most flashy, but it has a classic, clean look I am drawn to.

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I did learn something about making pinwheels from constructing this quilt top.  I didn’t pay attention—or rather I thought I was paying attention and I wasn’t—to the direction of the darker print in each pinwheel.  Next time I’ll get it right!

Linking up to WIP Wednesday.  Have a wonderful day!

15 comments:

  1. Great work and I enjoy their fabrics too! Don´t worry about the direction- your pinwheels are just turning in the wind.

    I´ve started a quilt with interlocking flowers out of (mostly) 10" squares of Ruby. Though I sorted out all the peachy/salmon/pink ones ;)

    P.S. Just saw the first magnolia blossoms today, yay!

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  2. The red sashing is quite a statement Jamie! Well done!

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  3. Ooh, it's so fun and pretty!

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  4. I love the bright colors of Bonnie and Camille fabric. You arranged the blocks beautifully in this top!

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  5. love the pinwheel, but just had to come back and see the elephant mug rugs

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  6. what a lovely quilt Jamie. Love this fabric and pinwheels. So happy and cheery.

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  7. What a happy springy quilt!! It's perfect in every way. I love your photographs too, it's lovely seeing those fabrics glow in the sunshine.

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  8. Another lovely 'scrappy with attitude' quilt, you've used some lovely prints. I'm glad I'm not alone in getting my direction wrong when using lights and darks :o)

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  9. Definitely a cheerful quilt! I love the way you combined the Bonnie and Camille fabrics.

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  10. I love this quilt Jamie - the pattern and fabrics go together so nicely!

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  11. I thought the pinwheels were supposed to be like that for cheer and movement :) My favorite block might be the cherry/orange bubble-bunting one.

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  12. Loving the happy go lucky and the red really pulls everything together. Great job!

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