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Thread: Pinwheels or no pinwheels.... that is the question

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    Pinwheels or no pinwheels.... that is the question

    I wanted to make this panel just a little bit bigger for a good sized baby quilt. I have a little great niece who is coming in August and since her Grandpa (my brother) just died, I wanted to make something a little extra special for her. I made these pinwheels to go around the outer edges as a border. See what you think, will they work? Or should I go back to just a plain solid color?
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    Love the pinwheels

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    Love the pinwheels - I see pink binding ------------see what the experts suggest. Is she old enough for some bling?? Maybe some jewels on the animals saddles? She will love however you do it.

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    Yes, add the pinwheels. Makes it very personal, just for her.

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    I too love the pinwheels and it suggest spinning to me which seems appropriate for the carousel theme. Love it.
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    Can't ever go wrong with pinwheels!! Adorable!
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    yes to the pinwheels
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    I think the pinwheels are great! Such a cute panel, too!
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    I like the pinwheels.
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    Yes, I vote for the pinwheels. Makes the quilt so adorable.

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    Pinwheels! Perfect!
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    Absolutely, the pinwheels are wonderful. Waiting to see the finished product!

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    pinwheels, for sure!

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    With pinwheels

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    I vote pin wheels

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    pinwheels for sure what a darling quilt well done
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scraps View Post
    Love the pinwheels - I see pink binding ------------see what the experts suggest. Is she old enough for some bling?? Maybe some jewels on the animals saddles? She will love however you do it.
    I love the idea of jewls on the saddle and some more bling! But, don't think it would be safe for a newborn. I might find something silver rick-rack to bedazzle it a little bit. thanks for the idea!!
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    I like the pinwheels, but you could add a solid border between the panel and pinwheels, maybe the same color of the binding that you will use. It would define the two. Just an idea.

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    pink, pinwheels and pink border Will be a wonderful quilt. I like!
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    love the pinwheel ,
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    I love the pinwheels! Bind it in that beautiful pink. A very nice quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MawMaw B View Post
    I like the pinwheels, but you could add a solid border between the panel and pinwheels, maybe the same color of the binding that you will use. It would define the two. Just an idea.
    This is what I had in mind too when I first saw it. Then the pink border, or you could also find a print (even floral) that has the pink and yellow or pink, yellow and green in the fabric. The border doesn't need to be a solid color. You could make the quilt label for the back out of a pinwheel also. Very cute quilt, will fit perfectly for her. IMHO

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    So far, it's unanimous. Love the pinwheels and a pink binding. She'll love it (and so would I).
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    I went back and looked at the panel a couple of times -

    The pinwheels appear to be the right color - but I think they detract from the carousel in the center. To me, they make the merry-go-round seem really small. Also - the other lines in the panel are curves and arcs - and the pinwheels are pointy.

    They won't make the quilt look 'bad' - I just think something 'softer' would be better to try to make the top larger.

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    Pinwheels are perfect for this panel! Looks great!
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