Thursday, April 18, 2013

April Finish

Actually, this is number 4 this month already!  I've had a goal of getting one quilt done per week and sometimes I'm finishing more than that. These are old UFO's that for some reason or another I quit working on.

The Pink Pinwheels is one that I stopped after I got the center of the quilt done, thinking that I wanted to do some special type of border. Well, I could never quite figure out what to do, so it got put on the back burner.

I hauled it out, bound and determined to get it done. I THOUGHT I knew what I finally wanted to do. Sketched it out. Drew out my own paper pieced patterns and made one side. I AT ALL! Back to square one.

After bringing out several different fabrics, in black on white on black...I finally settled on the pink one. The flowers in the print reminded me of the pinwheels and I liked it. I then tried adding another smaller border. Nope, nothing worked. So when it was all said and done, I ended up with the most basic of borders! GRRRRR! And I waited...ahem...4 years? Really?  I vow to get better. This is ridiculous!

Pink Pinwheels

Happy Quilting!


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh it is fantastic!!

Nancy said...

Wow cute quilt. Pink is one of my favorites.

creations.1 said...

I like the pink border - it frames a fabulous centre panel beautifully!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Looks great! I like the ric-rac in the sashing.

Marilyn said...

I love it - but then it is pink and I love things in pink. The pinwheel blocks are gorgeous, the ricrac in the sashing sets the blocks off beautifully, and the plain border is great. You wouldnt want to take away from the blocks, and sometimes plain is better.

Maureen Clare said...

Stunning and it is PINK! Yay, my favourite colour. Very different and it has movement.

Chris H said...

I think the plain border is just fine as the pinwheel blocks are stunning and don't need competition from a busy border.
What a lovely finish.