Tuesday, November 18, 2008


The urge to create has struck hard. I've been a little stressed lately about church and family responsibilities and have really just wanted to close myself up with just my fabric and the hum of my sewing machine. So every spare minute I've had lately has been devoted to a new quilt.

This is how I work:

Gather fabric from my stash.
Not all of these will make the final cut.

Have I ever mentioned that I like scrap quilts? Well, I really do. Playing with scraps just might be my favorite part of making a quilt. I love playing with the fabric to see how the color combinations will work.

And then make pinwheels. I'm making a fairly simple quilt here.
This one looks kinda patriotic.

This one felt very modern to me with the gray and the bright yellow. About as modern as I get, anyway. [side note: Thanks, Kristin, for this yellow and some other cool scraps that are making their way into my projects.]
Oh, and lots of polkda dots of course.

And some bananas, too. Even with the bananas, this block feels very Wonder Woman-ish to me. Anyone else see it?

Now, with 41 pinwheels made (yeah, I won't bore you with pictures of all of them), I'm going to add a little blue border around each one.

I'm really excited with how these are shaping up. I just LOVE seeing all these colors that do not perfectly match, come together in an exciting quilt.

More to come.... The creative urge hasn't left me yet so I hope to finish this one soon.


jacquie said...

pinwheels are one of my favorites and of course polka dots make everything better. i love how this is coming together. i look forward to the next phase!cal

Paula said...

Check out Elder Uchtdorf's talk from Women's conference. It talks about how creating things brings us happiness.

I love pinwheels too!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my gosh those pinwheels pop!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love, love, love pinwheel blocks. Yours are so pretty.

ElizabethandJeff said...

I love scrapy quilts! I can't wait to see the whole thing. I especially like the blue and green pinwheels.

Julia said...

Oh wow! This is going to be a very happy quilt! I love pinwheels! I need to let go a little and put more colors together that "don't go"! I love the bananas!

Eileen said...

I especially like the polka dots with the stripes. :-)

Lisa said...

Your blocks are adorable! I have been wanting to make a quilt out of just the "pinwheel" type block but putting a border on them looks terrific! http://candlelitequilter.blogspot.com/

Niki :-) said...

You’re invited! To the LAST PUSH quilt-a-thon I am having . Come see what it’s all about!
The more the merrier! Spread the word, and grab the button! Quilty hugs! Remember, Dec 13 is the special day! Niki in AZ

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Sewing is such a stress reliever. Creating makes me a happier person. Love the pinwheels!

Anonymous said...

Super cute!