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Type of item: Home Decor
Charm Packs and yardage
What was your inspiration?
Pinwheels seemed so beautiful on a quilt I just had to try them. This is a single bed size quilt with extra length to cover the pillows as I did here or to just fold back.
There are 126 individual pinwheels all sashed and sewn together in rows. Each one was made with two charm squares right sides facing, sewn together around the edge and then cut "X" style. Once placed and sewn together they create a pinwheel but are on the bias. Being smaller, they didn't seem to be too much of a problem but I used Best Press on them just in case. I then sashed them together with plain white strips from a jelly roll.
The backing was pieced together with a jelly roll done in a fence rail block and yardage on both sides of them after being sewn together. This made is reversible.
It was my first attempt at pinwheels and I must admit it was a lot of work but a lot of fun at the same time. It was quilted by a Long Arm Quilter.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I had no pattern for this and just went with the blocks sewn in rows. I saw the pinwheel made on the Quilting Quickly Classes with Jenny Doan. She is a remarkable teacher and has so many quick and easy ideas for pre-cuts. I would highly recommend her classes to the beginner and intermediate quilter most definitely. They are here on Craftsy...Quilting Quickly and Quilting Quickly II.
I am also taking Magical Jelly Roll Quilts here on Craftsy with Kimberly Einmo and her teaching is terrific as well. So many tips and tricks for all levels. Another great class I recommend for novice to intermediate quilter too.