I've decided that my next quilt will be for my boyfriend's grandma that just moved to a retirement community. I want to make her a lap quilt. She's Mennonite, so I want to do something that uses a more "classic" quilt block that might be seen in an antique quilt with a modern twist.
I came upon this tutorial to do 3-D pinwheels and thought I would use it as my blocks (although make mine bigger, somewhere between 8"-12". http://www.youcanmakethis.com/articl...-pinwheels.htm
What do you think of this size? Too big? Should I cut off a column to make it smaller? I usually do at least 3" borders because I do the cheater binding and don't want to cut off any of the pretty blocks.
Anyway, tell me what you think!
The "stars" in my pattern are where I want to put the pinwheels. I plan on using buttons instead of tying or quilting. I don't know colors yet as I haven't gotten to digging though my stash.