Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pinwheel Quilt

I had hoped to finish the pinwheel quilt on Monday when we all sewed at Sherrie's house. Alas, I did not.

I did, however, get back to work on it Tuesday here at home, and I finished it in just an hour or two.

It is a rather small quilt, and I should have paid better attention to that. I have plenty of fabric remaining - I could so easily have made it a row wider and a row longer. Oh well, it's done, and I am pleased with it. The pic above looks washed out because the sun was shining in behind it.

I don't think I've ever made a Thimbleberries pattern that has dissatisfied me, come to think of it. All of her patterns are well written and easy to follow.

I did make a small boo-boo. I was just rolling right along adding those borders without a thought. When I picked up all my stuff, there were 4 extra pinwheels. What?? How could I have miscounted those?? Well, a quick check of the pattern and those four pinwheels were supposed to go in the border corners. Duh. Now I have these extra pinwheel blocks to use somehow. I will figure something out. Just give me time.

This is the quilt in the book. Hers is a Christmas-themed quilt in 3 fabrics. I used 4 fabrics in my version.

And, of course, this is the book in which the pattern is located.

My thanks for November 15:
I am thankful for my siblings. I am the oldest of 5, and I have such wonderful childhood memories with them. I always look forward to holiday get-togethers.

Happy Quilting, Friends!

1 comment:

Jo said...

Ha! Thats sew funny that you forgot the corners...i did the same thing yesterday! I was rolling along, feeling very smug about my progress...then i found those four extra squares. Oh well, into the orphan box they go...maybe your corners and mine could get together and produce more blocks?