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 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.


Nanette Merrill said...

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

Unknown 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 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!

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!