Work in Progress Wednesday: Pinwheel Scrap Quilt | New Quilters

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I love to start new projects. I like finishing them, too, but I like starting them even more than finishing. Most of my new quilts start when I look around my overstuffed sewing room with a feeling of desperation because I have too many projects in mid-stream, and they clutter up the room so it’s hard to work on the other new projects I want to start.

I’ll see a pile of cut-up fabric that has been sitting around for quite a while. This makes me think to myself, “If I can just use up this pile of fabric, I’ll have a lot more room in my studio.” So I get out the pile of fabric, which also requires me to get out a bunch of other fabric, make some new blocks, cut up a fleece backing, make some binding, and generally wreak mayhem and cause the chaos to get worse.

This week’s work in progress was inspired by a pile of 8-1/2″ red fabric squares I cut up some time ago. I also had a pile of pinwheel blocks I just made because the fabric was so adorable. I looked from one pile to the other and inspiration struck: combine the pinwheel blocks with the red squares! And here is the result.Pinwheel Quilt flat

This is a really scrappy quilt. All the blocks are scrap fabric. Even the binding is scrappy. I combined several lengths of leftover bindings from previous Christmas quilts to make this quilt’s binding.  The unifying theme is the color red. Every block and piece of binding had a red element.

Pinwheel Quilt Folded Large

I’m linking up to Work in Progress Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced, even though strictly speaking this project is no longer in progress. Victory! On to the next pile of cut-up fabric.


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