Saturday, July 11, 2015

Pinwheel blocks complete and a Finish

Senior Quilt and 42 pinwheel blocks.

This is a completed lap quilt made for a graduating boy from our congregation.  We used to just make them for the graduating girls as a welcome to the women's society, but someone thought that wasn't right, so for the last few years they've also been made for the boys.
I can only take credit for the quilting of it.  The construction of the blocks was done by another lady and she also sewed the flimsy together with the batting and backing, right sides together and then turned it right side out and stitched around the perimeter before I even did the quilting.  It is soft and comfortable feeling and I hope will be enjoyed!  
The completed size is about 50 x 70".  It looks liked the navy blocks are framed by the homespun plaids, but actually if you take a closer look, the navy blocks are alternated with plaid rail fence blocks.  It really is a simple but attractive pattern.

These Pinwheel Blocks make me feel so happy!
Pinwheel Block Instructions:  Each block begins with 2 ten inch squares (so layer cake friendly) and ends up with a 12 1/2" unfinished pinwheel block.  You sew around the perimeter of the two 10" squares (right sides together) and then slice diagonally each direction to yield four 6 1/2" HSTs-- square up and then sew into the pinwheel formation.

 I'm off to volunteer for a program called Operation Access, which provides surgeries at no cost to uninsured or underinsured people so they can have the health care they need.  I'm happy to be part of such a program and am so thankful for the generosity our American society who help out so unfailingly!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts.


Gemini Jen NZ said...

Ooh, that's a cool method for making the HSTs! I must give it a go, I love pinwheel quilts!

legato1958 said...

I love your pinwheels! Such a Happy Pile of them!!
And your quilting is beautiful on the graduate's quilt! That's a really nice gift to give.

Monica said...

Pinwheel quilts are cheery and yours is very pretty! I too have made a pinwheel quilt but out of 5" charm squares. They are alot of work! But it turned out bright and cheery as well! :)