Friday, October 14, 2011

Pinwheel Sampler Finished

I did finish this last week, but I'm just now getting around to blogging about it, so I'm going to link it. It was for my UFO Challenge. I'm so behind on that now that I'm not even sure what number was supposed to go to which month. But I know I should've finished this a while ago.
This was Rachel's Pinwheel Sampler Quilt-Along from last year. Just now finished it, yup. I added a few extra pinwheels, because I wanted it to be a little bit longer.
Scrappy back made from whatever was left. I had found some other FQs on sale at my LQS. The fabrics are Aster Manor by 3 Sisters for Moda. That main brown on the back, however, is from Shangri-La -- also by 3 Sisters for Moda if I'm not mistaken. Loopy meander. I'm in a hurry to finish a bunch, so I'm just using the ol' stand-by to bang these out. Also, I'm machine binding (gasp!). It's so much faster. Did I say that already?
The sunlight makes this harder to see, but I like this block. I wanted to try a different-colored background than just white or cream. This may be too dark, but in some ways I think it makes it more formal.
I love this simple, framed pinwheel. And these colors -- the coralish red with the browns and pinks -- these are my colors. I just love how cozy they feel to me. I tell you, I'm going to finish my UFO challenge by the end of this year -- even though I'm behind and even though I'm moving. I can do it!!! Right? I'll just keep saying that to myself over and over, and then maybe it'll come true.

8 comments:

notes of sincerity said...

Your quilt is beautiful. :o)

Shawn said...

I love your quilt, I made it too and that framed pinwheel was one of my favorites. Beautiful!!

Connie said...

Love a pinwheel quilt -- yours is very pretty -- nice choice on the background fabric. My favorite is at the top, third from the left.

Jill said...

Yay for finishes! This one turned out great. You can keep up-can't wait to see the rest!

badlandsquilts said...

Lovely quilt... I love the tan background.

Kristen said...

It's beautiful. I can't wait for the first wash and snuggling after the long awaited quilt is completed. Enjoy it! :)

Heather said...

That's beautiful! Very cozy colors... love it!

I'm also way behind on the UFO challenge, but we can do it. Yes, we can! :o)

amandajean said...

you can do it! you can do it! i'm rooting for you!!! :)

your quilt turned out beautifully! that is a gorgeous color scheme. especially for this time of the year. so cozy!

thanks for linking up to Finish it up Friday! :) hope your weekend was great!