Monday, July 20, 2015
Nephew Quilt in Progress
I was going to finish my last brother quilt before starting on quilts for nieces and nephews, but one of my nephews is getting married soon. I decided I wanted to finish his quilt before the bridal shower.
My sister said that their colors are Tiffany Blue,bright red, gray, and white. I looked up Tiffany Blue, and decided that aqua was as close as I could get. My original plan was to make large pinwheels like I did for my brother W.
But then I got doing some math. When you start with 9 inch squares, your HST square up at 8.5 inches. Then your pinwheels are 16.5 inches unfinished. 16.5 just happens to be perfectly divisible by 3 making a disappearing pinwheel block a possibility. It really was too perfect not to try.
Then I got thinking it might be even cuter if I mixed up the colors.
Yep, I loved it. So I quickly sewed them into blocks which will finish at 15 inches.
Then it sat on my design wall for a week (while I was distracted by my Beatle Bag.) Plus, I didn't know how I wanted to do the border of the quilt. I wanted to incorporate more of the gray cornerstone fabric because that is going to be the binding.
I thought about it for a week, and decided to just start sewing the center of the quilt together. Once I realized how much I liked the floating nature of the gray squares, I decided to continue it to the edges. I'm so pleased with how the quilt top turned out.
And here it is basted and ready to quilt. (Complete with minky backing, of course.)
While the mixed up, disappearing pinwheel was not my original plan, I'm so happy I decided to go through with it. The only problem is that now I want one just like it.
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar. There is something fun for every day of the week.