I was inspired by a pattern I found on the cover of the December issue of Fons and Porter's Easy Quilts.
I adapted the pattern by removing the sashing between the "jewels" and made a total of twelve blocks resulting in a perfect cuddle quilt, about 45"x 60".
I had lots of fun playing with the blocks. I wanted this quilt to smile, so I used fabrics that were bright and bold, florals, tone on tones, and some fun novelty prints. The great thing about making these blocks was the creation of surplus HSTs.
I gathered them up in sets of four and made almost two dozen pinwheel blocks. These are now being sewn into a baby quilt which I'll show you down the road.
Another thing that I loved about making this quilt was how quick it was to sew together. My background in the blocks is a bright white solid, so I used the same fabric for the sashing and made some cornerstones using one of the pink fabrics. I bordered the quilt with a fine black and white stripe which toned it down just a tad.
Then it was off to the LAQ. Ange from Quilting on the Mira did her magic and before I could turn around, the quilt was back home, the binding and label attached, and it was ready for its photo op.
I used a pale pink batik for the backing which shows the quilting so well!
And yet another wintry windy day in the Strait!
Thanks for coming by to visit.
It's a great day for sewing!