We’ve been traveling the past 12 days spending time with the grand kids in Indiana. It was heavenly but also good to get home and get another project completed.
I consider myself a transitional quilter — half the time I love the look of modern designs and the other half of me is in love with more traditional designs.
I am always extra excited when I come across a pattern that takes a modern twist on a traditional quilt block such as Fons and Porter’s Paper Pinwheels pattern from the September/October 2015 Quickly Quilting magazine.
I’m sure I own fabric from each of Moda’s Zen Chic collections since 2012 with an abundance of the Modern Background – Paper line, which was used in this pattern.
The Kona cotton turquoise pinwheels really pop against the neutral low volume text background fabrics. I modified the pattern to make a baby quilt or wall hanging. I used a turquoise tonal print with dragonflies on the back.
I’m loving the diamond shape secondary design created from the layout. My quilt measures 36.5″ x 36.5 inches. I used the same Kona turquoise for the binding and really appreciate how it really frames the quilt. I used an allover meandering stitch for quilting.
Hope you were able to get some sewing in on this wonderful Thursday!