Woo hoo! I have finished the pinwheel baby quilt from my Craftsy class. This quilt is made of nine blocks, each made with four strip pieced sub-units. It finishes at about 36 x 36 inches, which is perfect for the little girl I have in mind.
I found making these blocks entirely meditative as they are chain pieced units of straight lines on a slight diagonal. Still, when pulled together they have impact. This was great fun to make, a fab way to play around with Peggy Martin's method of piecing. I can already see how her strip piecing can be used in my New York Beauty blocks, so I am delighted with how that Craftsy class keeps on giving.
It was a beautifully sunny day when I took these photos. With the sun, though, comes shadows which make it hard to see the top. I had to take the very non-artistic option and just toss it on the drive to avoid tree branches. It is not as pretty of a background, but you can indeed see the top better. Gotta do what you can, right? I am surely not going to be the only person in all of Ireland complaining about this spectacular weather!
Can you see how some of the points of the yellow squares are lost in some blocks? I am not entirely sure why that happened as I was only following the line on the template - there is no place to go wrong really. It must have been how I trimmed the units? Or maybe how I joined them together? I think it will be lost in the quilting and washing so I am surely not going to bother ripping the blocks apart.
So, does it need a border or will I finish it off as it is? If you are voting border, which fabric do you think I should use? I was imagining the pink floral as it has bits of the yellow in the center of the flowers, but that is quite a small print and usually I go for larger prints in the border. Any suggestions from here are totally welcome!
As usual, I had my photographic assistant next to me while taking these photos. She has been so very happy to spend time rolling grass now that the warm sun is out. She'd spend all day sunning her belly if I let her, the little cutie.