Thursday, March 4, 2010

spinning around

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?


KQuiltyBee said...

I like the diamonds better--the pinwheels don't really stand out. I can't wait to get started on mine--I'm jealous!

CupCakeCutie said...

I love the diamonds. I want to try them now!


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