Monday, February 13, 2017

Pinwheel Play :: Meh

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has done this. You pick out a beautiful selection of fabrics for a quilt. They look great together on the cutting table. Then you start sewing them together and realize that there isn't enough contrast between them for the pattern you are making. 

Sometimes you put it all away for "later." Sometimes you fix it. And sometimes, you just keep going knowing that you won't like it but for some reason you just have to finish it.

So here it is.

The pinwheels just disappear into the other fabrics. *sigh* It is a nice size for a charity quilt. When finished it will be 40" by 58". I'll quilt it simply at some point and give it away. Someone will like it even though the pinwheels don't show like they are suppose to.


Gene Black said...

I did have to search to see the pinwheels.
One of my favorite quilt books -Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts: A Stress-Free Journey to Original Design
Gillman, Rayna -suggests cutting up the top and adding to it. You can totally change it and make something interesting from it. The pinwheels still wouldn't show though.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I see them - maybe you could "outline" quilt them in yellow or something bright to make them show up more - that might work. But "blendy" quilts are pretty, too - ;))

Susan said...

I actually like it this way.