Monday, December 13, 2010

Twisting Pinwheels

TWISTING PINWHEELS is another wonderful quilt in the Christmas room at Quilted Works.
A layer cake friendly pattern.
This is definitely on my "to do" list.

67" X 67"
Pieced by Jaylene Britt
Every time I see pinwheels, I immediately think of my friend Rae Ann (Cutie Pinwheel) who loves anything...you guessed it.... PINWHEEL.

Fabric line: Fruitcake by Basic Grey for Moda
Vintage look with Christmas ornaments, stripes, and sleigh bells.

This quilt would look terrific in a wide variety of fabric lines. I know Shannon (itssoshannon) made one out of blues and browns for a baby quilt.
Don't you love new quilt tools, that make piecing easier?
Dee's Doodles offers a free tutorial on how to make TWISTING PINWHEELS using the TWISTER TOOL.

The pattern is included when you purchase the "Twister" tool by Country Schoolhouse.
If you live locally, I know Quilted Works carries the tool in their notions room.

10 comments:

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

They pop out at different times when you look at them. Very now. Very 3D!

Jackie said...

They look fantastic!! I also carry the Lil" Twister if they don't live locally. It is such a fun pattern and what terrific results too. Love how yours turned out!

Needled Mom said...

Soooo pretty. I love that pattern.

Wonky Girl said...

What a fun quilt! The fabric line was perfect for it.

Pots and Pins said...

I always thought of this pattern as being a difficult one...now I may have to try it! I love pinwheels, they're just happy! xo, Nan PS: I LOVE your felted Santa's!!!

Jana said...

How funny! I am taking a break from making a border for the Convoy quilt with this lil' twister tool! Will post pics later on my own blog!

Gayle said...

Nedra - I made this quilt last month - except the miniature version using 5" squares. It was a really fun project!

Material Mary said...

I love how this tessalates (I can't spell that word) but I really like this design. Looks great in Halloween or any other holiday fabric too!
Mary

Julia said...

love it..really pops!
Julia ♥

Truffle queen said...

I made one of these a month ago! On a blog the blogger showed how she made her own "tool" - with photos, I was able to do it, too! I can't believe how fast it went together - and NO thinking! Yeah! You just need contrast - or the pinwheels melt together!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!