Saturday, August 21, 2010

Louisiana or Pinwheel?

When I saw Hetty's pretty Louisiana blocks, I immediately remembered the pinwheels from my childhood that we sometimes received at birthday parties. I was excited about trying to make some miniature pinwheels and went searching in my scraps. I found a baggie with some rectangle scraps 1 1/2' x 2 1/2" and decided to make my blocks around the measurements of these pieces.
Here is the first block:

I LOVED it so much that I dug into the rest of my scrap rectangles and my scrap bag, and made these blocks:

These 9 blocks will make a mini quilt 12".  I loved sewing these blocks and could happily make a bed sized quilt from them if I had nothing else to do :) Will I stop at 9 or keep on pinwheeling?!?


hetty said...

i just love your pinwheels! They are beautiful. The colours are amazing! Keep sewing! A bed sized quilt would be fantastic.

Quilter Kathy said...

Are you kidding?!?
A bed sized quilt made of 4" blocks?!?
I would be crazy (crazier) by then! LOL
Thanks Hetty!

floribunda... aka Julie said...

they are SO cute! I've always loved those pinwheels!