Sunday, September 5, 2010


I received my fabric from Krista in our solid colors bee for September.  She sent along some Kona solids in pink, yellow and white.  She requested pinwheels of any kind measuring 10.5" square, and gave us this beauty to use as inspiration.  How fun!  I immediately began scouring flickr and the internet and this is what I came up with!

I have to admit I've never made a pinwheel block before!  I liked the fairly simplistic look of it, and I'm pleased with how it came out. 

I ended up having some of the exact colors Krista had sent along in my stash, so I couldn't resist making a second block. 

This is my favorite favorite block I think I have ever made, and am seriously contemplating making an entire quilt out of these.  In my flickr searching, I came across this tutorial from Christina at The Sometimes Crafter and decided that it was pinwheel-ish and that Krista needed to have it (I hope she likes it, well both of them!)

This block was also my first attempt at paper piecing...I think I'm hooked!  There will definitly be more paper piecing in my quilting future.

I hope Krista enjoys her blocks, I certainly had fun making them!


  1. Holy Crap! You're fast! Nice looking blocks!


  2. You are fast. I feel like I need to hurry up or all the "good blocks" will be taken!

  3. Wow, Jessica, that second block would make a gorgeous quilt with your eye for fabrics !

    Great job on both, but that second block ROCKS !