But a few days ago I had enough "Parts" to start constructing a quilt. In true Gwen/Freddie style I have made a Medallion Quilt, using the pinwheels to make a centre panel and also borders. The small HST units I also pieced into narrow borders. As the colours were predominantly Autumn shades I just used two other fabrics for alternate borders: an apple green with a yellow spot and a bright yellow with a deeper yellow spot. I hope these have helped to give this rather "busy" quilt a sense of calmness.
Again, like the dynamic duo, Gwen and Freddie, I let the "Parts" lead the design. The black and cream and jazzy coloured pinwheels seemed to lend themselves to a dramatic centre panel and then I chose the borders as I got to them. Good fun.
And here it is!
It measure 41" square.
I was given the scrap triangles by Wendy, a lady who makes (and gets others to make) hundreds of Project Linus Quilts.
On Monday I will see her at a Patchwork Group meeting and will hand over the finished quilt top so Wendy can back it and quilt it on her quilting machine. I hope I see it before it is given away to the Linus organisation.
Lots of work in this one - I can't imagine how many hours sewing - but I am pleased with the cheerful quilt I have created from scraps most people would have thrown away plus some solid scraps and polka dot yardage from my stash.
And to finish, a couple of close ups of the pinwheels and HSTs:
I have also finished hand quilting my Rainbow Quilt so I hope to showcase that one next week.
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