Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Pinwheel Explosion

 This is a simple, scrappy quilt that I designed with different sizes of pinwheels.

Pinwheel Explosion (84" x 84")

The pinwheels finished at 12", 6", and 4". It could be made with 8", 4", and 2", if you prefer [or other sizes, if you want to do the math 😉].



Pinwheel Explosion (detail)

I arranged the pinwheels so that, on a bed, the smallest ones would fall in the center. I used scraps for the pinwheels themselves, though the background was cut from yardage.


Pinwheel Explosion (backing and binding detail)

I backed the quilt with a green brushstrokes print and bound it with a yellow/gold solid.

A very simple block and arrangement--sometimes, simple is just the ticket! 🎫

Happy Quilting. 😸


Monday, December 6, 2021

It's Mystery Time Again

Every year, I look forward to Bonnie Hunter's Mystery quilt which begins the day after Thanksgiving here in the US. It is fun to quilt along with so many others from around the world.

I've completed Clues 1 and 2 of this year's mystery--Rhododendron Trail.

Rhododendron Trail (Clues 1 and 2)


I'm looking forward to seeing how this mystery comes together. 

If you would like to participate, it is easy! Simply visit Bonnie's blog and click on the Rhododendron Trail tab at the top. All the instructions will be posted there each Friday. There is no need to sign up anywhere, and the mystery is free. Be aware that when the mystery is done, the instructions will be removed, so save them to your computer as you go.

Happy Quilting! 😸