I am a day and a dollar short, again! but I can show you my progress on my Border Quilt.
This week is all about the pinwheels. I love pinwheel blocks. So easy peasy to make!
First I should tell you my plan for the quilt as I am deviating from the pattern. (Click here to see Jen’s quilt; it is looking so awesome. Darn. I may end up having to make a ton more stars and pinwheels!)
I made 4 of the star blocks and then my plan was to add long white borders to make up the border length on each side. Susan asked if I was going to add the stars in a symmetrical or asymmetrical pattern. After much debate, I decided on symmetrical.
I know. Shocker, right.
But after measuring my white fabric, I did not have enough for my original plan! So I decided to make 2 more star blocks and started drafting the plan.
The stars will go in the corners and then nearby on the top, bottom and sides. I am thinking to do this in one upper corner and one lower corner.
This is kind of what I mean.
Then my plan is to add just a couple of pinwheels. At first I was going to add one on either side of the stars, but now that I added the extra star, I am not sure.
I could add the corner star to the other corner or move the pinwheels to the other corners.
Hmm. Once I get all the blocks made, I will have to play some more.
The big question: what border fabric do I put in between the stars and the pinwheel borders? More of the light blue? A different white? Go buy a white print?
Please! Tell me what you think in the comments- I would love suggestions!
Next week I will be reviewing some books and in 2 weeks it will be time for the next border for the Border Quilt! I have to admit, my plan is not to add that border but to have these borders done to show you!
OK- I still have a lot of post Quilt Market orders to process so it is back to work for me!
Here are some of the other bloggers making the Border Quilt.
Nancy – Masterpiece Quilting
Vicki – My Creative Corner3
Becca – Pretty Piney
Kate – Seams Like A Dream- oh wait that’s me!
Terri – Lizard Creek Quilting
Joanne – Quilts By Joanne
Marija – Mara Quilt Designs
Alison – Little Bunny Quilts
Stephanie – Quilt’n’ Party
Daphne – Daphne Greig
Tara – The Quilt District
p.s. sorry for the yellow, grainy pictures but it is a cold, cloudy day here and I cannot get good light. I need a better lighting plan for these kind of days!