Thursday, July 9, 2015

Patches and Pinwheels

    Or I could re-title this post, "Grand Illusion Revisted".  Do you remember those green, cream and black pieced sashings that I eliminated from my Bonnie Hunter Grand Illusion mystery quilt?  Those have been hanging around my sewing room, nagging my inner frugal self for several months.  There had to be a use for them.  Our guild decided on a challenge for this year, calling it "Its all about Bonnie".  (We are hosting a trunk show and two workshops with Bonnie in September.  See the website for trunk show tickets.)  We will display those quilts at the event in a mini quilt show.   I was looking a slide show from one day and Viola!  Patches and Pinwheels!  As my Mother would say "Kill two birds with one stone".   The arrangement of the block was a little different, but I could see the possibilities.   It was 2" squares.  Some had to be unstitched a little, but most were still in 4 patches, so could be arranged in the 16 patch block without any ripping.  I had lots of scraps for pinwheels, thus another quilt was born and my frugal self was appeased.

I like that green better in this quilt.

Some of the quilting.

I pieced the back from 10 inch squares.  I won't do that again, it was too hard to quilt.  Too many seams.

I did get to use some of this fabric from my stash.  I love those clocks.

One more picture.  I don't think I posted a picture of the finished graduation quilt.  If I did, please forgive me.  At least this one has the grandson in it.  

I think he liked it.  

     That's all for now.  I have been doing a little antiquing, but will talk about that later.
Keep on stitchin',


  1. Nice quilts. Bonnie was at our guild back in 2012. I started the project, but, haven't ever picked it up again. Bonnie will be back next May.

  2. Great idea for your sashing pieces!


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