I was so relieved after I finished my Graduation block for the Eclipse Charity Quilt the other night that I decided I needed to do a little 'traditional piecing' before I went to bed. So, I pulled out my pinks and browns and put together the p.s. i quilt: pinwheel sampler quilt along: block six.
Here is my first color combination:
And the second combination:
For this set of blocks, rather than make HST's, I used this No Waste Method for Flying Geese.
I also played around with a couple of blocks that I might use instead of the Quilt Along block two. I thought the scale of 6" pinwheels in a 12" block might work better with the other blocks, rather than one big 12" pinwheel. Here's what I came up with, showing the Quilt Along version and then my altered idea. Color combination 1:
And color combination 2:
I'm not sure I'm completely satisfied with my altered version of the block, but I do like it better than the large, single pinwheel. I may take mine apart and cut them down to 5½" (finished) and add in a 1" sashing to break them up a bit. I'll have to see what the 'muses' say when I pull them out again to work on them. Oh, and I'd love opinions too. That always helps me to figure out what I really want.
Block seven is up today (hooray!). I'm off to do a bit of laundry and sewing.