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WIP – Scrappy Pinwheel Quilt

July 2, 2014

 I actually got a few hours to sew this week!  I’m much more sane when I’m able to get some sewing time in.  I’m also now finished with Season 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer now.  Do you also watch TV while you are sewing?  I find that shows where you don’t HAVE to hear everything that’s going on are best.  But I like to let my mind follow the story as I’m working.  After I’m finished with a quilt, I sometimes remember the association to the show too.

I got a decent amount of progress completed on my Scrappy Pinwheel Quilt last night.  The blocks are going pretty quickly too.  I get about 6-8 finished for each episode.  If you missed it, there is a tutorial in my last post.

I decided to add in some light blue as well to cool off the quilt. I really like the way it’s looking.  I started with some of the older Denyse Schmidt fabrics I have in my stash.  Fabrics from Flea Market Fancy and Katie Jump Rope (both now out of print and hard to find!  Sorry!).  I do think that her new line (coming in August) Hadley will coordinate well with with these too.

Scrappy Pinwheel Blocks - Tutorial on Blog

Originally, I had planned to make this into a lap size but I’m really considering making it into a queen now.  It’s going so quickly.  I bet it would go even more quickly if I cut up all my strips at once but I’m just doing 6 blocks at a time.  Sometimes I like to just add in fabrics as I go.  It takes longer but it helps with the “scrappy” look.

Scrappy Pinwheel Blocks - Tutorial on Blog

Also, since I’m using mostly the long edge of fat quarters (18″ x 22″) and half of a white jello roll strip to make my blocks, I have these little 2.5″ strips left over at the ends.  I’ve been using them as leaders and enders and I think I’m going to make them into quilted Pillow shams to match.  Fancy!

Love these Colors!  I should do this with my scraps!

I’m also linking up with WIP Wednesday over on Lee’s blog.  I love seeing what everyone is making each week!

Beth July 2, 2014

this is looking great. I have this on my list and would love to make it as well!

Brenda July 4, 2014

Thanks! I hope you make one too!

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Charise July 3, 2014

Beautiful quilt Brenda. So happy to have found your blog 🙂

Brenda July 4, 2014

YAY 🙂 thanks! 😀