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Thread: Pinwheels

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    I just finished piecing 20 pinwheels for my neighbor's baby blanket. I made it from a Fandango charm pack (40 charms) paired with 40 squares of an ivory. Thoughts on whether I should leave them touching or put in a skinny inside border?
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    Very nice!

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    I think you will get more of a pinwheel effect if you use sashing between the blocks. It will be pretty either way.

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    Nice and fresh looking. Maybe a small border on the edge.

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    To be honest the only reason I use sashing with a pinwheel is to avoid having to line up all those seams. Just a personal preference for me. Now having said that! I think yours looks great just like it is. Very beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenda5253
    I think you will get more of a pinwheel effect if you use sashing between the blocks. It will be pretty either way.
    I agree with using sashing between the blocks. I love the line of fabric you used. Very pretty!! :)

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    I'm a border kind of gal....I vote border or borders...:0)

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    Another vote for a border instead of sashing. Pretty quilt.

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    Beautiful. Sashing would make it pop.

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    I agree, would look great with sashing in between the pinwheels, Your colors are very pretty together and you did a great job putting those pinwheels together.

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    I vote for sashing and a border!

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    I like it as is, then you can see the secondary block pattern.

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    I like it just the way it is good job

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    It looks great as is, but you decide! :)

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    This is going to be very very pretty when its done , can't wait to see it.

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    I looove Fandango!! Bought some too.
    Sorry I can't answer your question- I love it as is.

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    I love the pinwheels! Either way it will still look good. I think it's a personal preference.

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    very pretty!!

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    I like the pinwheel top the way you have it, but I am a sashing person also. I agree with the fact that by placing sashing in-between the pinwheels, you do not have to line up your seams. Please post this quilt when your finished :-) :-)

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    wow thats awesome

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    Sashing would make it pop.

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    I think it's awesome without sashing. A nice border would be nice though. Great work. I'm proud of you!!

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    For a baby, I love it the way it is. I agree that sashing would give up the secondary pattern of the hourglasses. Fandango doesn't need anything to make it pop. I loved the quilt I did for a daughter with it.

    Yours is very pretty. I would use a narrow coral border followed by a mid width cream to finish it. You need the coral or aqua to contain all the color. You can find one of the prints online if you want your last border to match. I had the big light coral one and the largest brown, but others were available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tussymussy
    I vote for sashing and a border!
    Ditto here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrstgo
    I just finished piecing 20 pinwheels for my neighbor's baby blanket. I made it from a Fandango charm pack (40 charms) paired with 40 squares of an ivory. Thoughts on whether I should leave them touching or put in a skinny inside border?
    I'm making pinwheels too and I like where you can see the inner box that having them touching creates. So I vote for No border. (that's what I'm doing with mine). :lol:

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