Friday, May 09, 2014

Pinwheel HSTeria Continues

I love to play with those left-over bits that some would have tossed and, for some reason,  it always feels like PLAY when I pull them out and use them.

Pinwheel HSTeria

The small 3-inch pin wheel blocks are made from 1 1/2-inch half-square triangle squares that were bonus units sewn after they were trimmed away from the I-Spy star quilt.

The smaller 1-inch pinwheel blocks are made from tiny 1/2-inch half-square triangle squares that were bonus units sewn after they were trimmed away from the 5-inch Violet blocks I made for a sewing machine cover. After I decided I wanted them around the outside edges, I needed to make more. (I used the 8-at once method for making the half-square triangles I needed for 10 more pinwheels, starting with two 2 3/4 inch squares).

The I-spy string-pieced borders were strips sewn from the left-over bits after cutting squares for a few I-spy squares swaps.  I had sewn up 4 strips, each 4 1/2-inches wide and about a yard-long, longago and stuck them into the bin of I-spy fabrics and squares.

The top measures 27 by 33 inches.   I can't wait to quilt it ... along with the sewing machine cover and the I-Spy Stars kids quilt that made it possible.

It also is inspiring me to pull out my collection of all kinds and sizes of HSTs and see what might come from them ...

13 comments:

Julierose said...

Love your "I Spy" border--it really sets off the pinwheels--my those little ones are teeney! hugs, Julierose

Terri said...

The pinwheels would have been pretty just by themselves, but the little ones add that sparkle that makes this project sing. The border does add, too, but love, love, love those little pinwheels. Great project, Sophie!
Hugs

Kathryn said...

One inch pinwheels? I'm impressed. what a cheerful quilt!

Andi said...

Adorable! Pinwheels are my go-to leader/ender block.

Maureen Heywood said...

I love your teeny tiny pinwheels tucked in there!

joe tulips said...

This came together perfectly! How did you do the seams for the tiny pinwheels? My teeny blocks are always so bulky.
I don't think I will ever attempt the mitered corners either. Unless they are made as separate blocks and used at the corners. Then maybe I could. I guess they are on my list of techniques never tried!

Barbara said...

That's a very cute quilt.

roccagal said...

luv this Sophie! I especially like the border! very fun quilt!

Farm Quilter said...

Great quilt! I love making scrap quilts - feels like I get a quilt for free!

Anita said...

Lovely mini! I am also collecting bonus triangles, mine are about 1.5". Now they may become pinwheels!

Needled Mom said...

This is so nice. I love all of the happy little pinwheels.

Jo said...

I think the way you pressed these seams is great.
It works really well

Cathy said...

Oh how cute!

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