Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Pin Wheel Patchwork

This little patchwork is made with the pin wheel block . It is one of my favourite patterns and always looks great . You can arrange it in any way and make a lovely quilt . I arranged this one with a centre and then worked outwards to form my pattern . It is a good block to use up odd pieces of fabrics. Kaffe Fassett uses this pin wheel in lots of his gorgeous quilts. I like doing smaller quilts, that way they do get finished . Although I have to admitt to having lots of unfinished projects or "works in progress." I used some old blue shirts and some gingham in this quilt. It measures about 42 inches x 32 inches. Triangles are my favourite shape for patchwork , but can be tricky to sew as you need to be very accurate. I think they make super pattterns. Hope you like it , if you half close your eyes you get to see the pattern better.


Joanna said...

You make lots of lovely things too, I would not have the concentration. I'm affraid I have never been brave anough to have an exhibition, except our degree show we took to London, but that does not really count. I trying to be brave and do trade fairs and other events at the moment. I'm sure your exhibition will be great. I did but a couple of links to my blog on CL to show the covered boxes I made and captain rupert when somebody was asking about rabbits.

Pondside said...

Lovely quilt - you'll get me back to the quilting frame with photos like that!

Exmoorjane said...

Crikey, is there no end to your talents?!! I tried to make a patchwork quilt when I was about sixteen.... I never finished it!!