Thursday, March 4, 2010
well, today i started on my pinwheels for the old red barn co. quilt-a-long. i was having fun knocking them out, chain piecing and happy when my points lined up perfect. then i laid the blocks all out together. hmm. i'm just not loving the fabrics. the prints are just too large, the yellows too bright. maybe i'd like them better with sashing.
i am probably going to take them apart and try a new layout. i had won this heather bailey fat quarter bundle - well, a gift cert, and i chose them. i loved a few of the prints and the idea of having a ready made palette at my finger tips. and in a pile they worked well together, i thought. but the yellows just aren't my shade of yellow, i guess.
i'm glad i only cut one 5 inch strip off each of my fat quarters. it gave me 4 5" squares for the pinwheels, and left me with a nice chunk i can use for something else. i still have two or three of the fabrics i haven't cut yet. let me know what you think - keep the pinwheels? or go with the diamonds?