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Thread: 3 D Pinwheel

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    Junior Member Tracy Delegal's Avatar
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    3 D Pinwheel

    Recently I have posted about my art quilts. Yes, I have more than the Zinnias (on my avatar profile) started! Actually two in the works and another two picked out and just waiting for me to start on them!
    i don't know. I guess it comes from a jumbled up mind! My friend told me it was an over active creative mind. Yes, she is being nice! Heh.

    i started this pinwheel last year for our master bedroom. I have only 12 squares started and one of them finished with the small yo-yo center. I saw a pinwheel design recently that had no borders except on the outer sides. I think I like that and am going with it even though it means I have to make more 12" squares. I might not be able to purchase any of the pinwheel fabric, but I want to use it as the outside border.

    I was originally thinking traditionally, but I think I want to go without the borders separating the squares. I took two pics. But the one inside didn't do the fabric colors justice.

    These border situations are gonna be the death of my creations!LOL I guess I can look at it on the framing of my artwork, the choice of mats always did me in too! Gracious!

    Ummmm.......that might not work. I realize that if I had used the same solid color around the pinwheel it would of. Back to thinking this out again. I am still open to suggestions guys and gals!
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    Super Member Sierra's Avatar
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    Looks interesting. Good for you, stretching the sides of that "box" we seem to fall into so much!

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    That which you are calling "borders" are probably more appropriately called "sashings"........plain strips between the blocks of a quilt.

    I think your quilt is so cute it doesn't need sashings to separate the blocks (I personally don't like sashings most of the time, I must confess). Consider playing with larger plain borders that you could applique more yo-yos onto. Maybe quilt it with curvy lines to represent wind blowing to spin those pinwheels.

    No matter what, it'll be cute!

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    I love your blocks, they are so pretty. I would not use sashings but I would use a border.

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    Junior Member Tracy Delegal's Avatar
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    My Mom said the same thing this morning! It didn't need "sashings"(maybe I will learn all the quilting words and definitions one day!) ;-) you ladies are Johnny on the spot!

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