The last time I posted about this quilt was June 1, 2010 . . . How did the time get away from me?? That was before we moved, and what I'd worked on got packed in a box. Now that my studio is "up and running" as it were, I ready to tackle this quilt again.
In case you may have missed my earlier post, this is a drawing of the proposed quilt:
This past week, I've been sewing squares for this quilt. The pattern requires thirteen different colorations of the same square!!
Here's the square for the four corners:
Here's the two squares for when a dark pinwheel extends into the border:
Here's the two squares for when a light pinwheel extends into the border:
Here are the four squares for a dark blue pinwheel. Three of the four squares are for use along the outside of the quilt body, hence the red border pinwheel arms. Only the lower left square is used throughout the interior of the quilt body to make dark blue pinwheels.
Here are the four squares for a light blue pinwheel. Three of the four squares are for use along the outside of the quilt body, hence the red border pinwheel arms. Only the lower right square is used throughout the interior of the quilt body to make light blue pinwheels.
I'm currently laying out these squares on my worktable to see the pattern emerge, and to gimme ideas for square placement. I'm also sewing more squares as I go; I only started with eight each of the twelve colorations, but I know I'll need more in order to use up as many squares as possible.
I'm thinking of safety-pinning the squares together, so I can easily move the piece around the worktable as it grows. I'll post pictures of THAT when I get there.
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