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Thread: Tired of Pinwheels!!

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    Junior Member cnolan's Avatar
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    I will be glad when this one is finished, because I am already tired of pinwheels! (LOL)

    I have been trying to finish old WIP's (aka UFO's) lately, and as I was digging through my bins, I found a bunch of fabric I had cut into strips for a Turning 20 (I think!). I had also sewn some of the strips together (some sets of 2 narrow strips, and some with 1 wide and 1 narrow strip).

    Not only can I not find the pattern now, but I was not THAT wild about it anyway, so I figured I would play around a little and see what other way I could use these strips. There must be a pattern similar to this design somewhere in the world of quilting, but this was not looking at any pattern, just playing around.

    It is laid out on my King size bed. 6 of the pinwheels are actually assembled, the rest are just laid out. I have at least one more combination of these fabrics that I could make, but not sure if I really want to make a quilt this big (even considering breaking it down into 2-3 lap quilts!)

    Anyway... enough with the "novel" of an explanation! Here are some pic's of my current WIP.

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    It's beautiful!!! Love the colors and you did a great job on it!

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    I love this quilt! The colors are beautiful and I really like what you've done without a pattern. ;)

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    I like it!!!!

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    These colors are beautiful together. I like the way you have it layed out.

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    Beautiful! Love your colors! Isn't it fun to play with blocks! You never know what you'll end up with.

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    I love those colors. To be honest, after reading that you were tired of pinwheels...I had to look hard to find any! Then it became clear in your second photo. Keep it up, you are doing great.

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    Love these colors together. If you are tired of this quilt send it my way. It's my kind of quilt:)

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    These are great! Love the colors! :)

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    Thanks for all the kind words!!! I do love the fabrics, and I am quite pleased with the way it is turning out. However, I need a boost from you all to get back to trimming the blocks then assembling all those pinwheels!

    On another note, I had thought about sashing the blocks (maybe with black), but when I had a few of them up on my design wall without sashing, I decided I like this look. What do you all think... to sash, or not to sash?

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    Maybe you don't like the colors? I love the colors. Please repost when you finish.

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    Looks great the way it is. Sashing may emphaize the pinwheels.

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    Looks great as a big quilt --not sure it would be as appealing if you break it up!

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    I absolutely love teh color combinations...and even the pinwheels.......I really REALLY think it needs to come and "visit" me at my ranch house......tee hee hee :oops:
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful work...

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    I think it is gonna be be georgious. I don't like to make pinwheels but I love to look at them.

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    Nice choice of colors

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    I really like the pattern and the colors.

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    Very nice and the colors are spectacular!

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    great job

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    It's really pretty, great job!

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    Very nice!

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    Yummy colors! Great work.

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    Wonderful colors! Beautiful job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnolan
    I need a boost from you all to get back to trimming the blocks then assembling all those pinwheels!

    On another note, I had thought about sashing the blocks (maybe with black), but when I had a few of them up on my design wall without sashing, I decided I like this look. What do you all think... to sash, or not to sash?
    If you sash I think you'd take away from the beautiful effect you have now - all the colors are flowing together & create a sparkle.
    So, get back to assembling & don't think of them as pinwheels but as jewels!

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    great colors, good job

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