This was a gift for one of my coworkers. Originally it was going to be 9 pinwheels instead of the squares, but when I assembled the 9 pinwheels, there were just some really annoying corners that just didn’t line up. Too bad 😦 Now I have 8 wonky pinwheels laying around with no purpose. They were originally made of the other three fabrics used in this pillow.
Making the 9 pinwheels was my first time chain piecing. BEST THING EVER. I spent a lot less time snipping thread ends everything sewed up so much faster! I guess in all that excitement, my pinwheels turned out…well, not so pinwheely. I really need a 1/4″ foot.
The pink fabric is Posh by Chez Moi, yellow fabric is Martha’s Vineyard Watercolor by Susan Branch, green fabric is Jane Austen Emma, and blue/white one is a batik (I love it…it’s not as in your face as other batiks). The rest is an Essex cotton/linen blend.
I only quilted around the linen in this case. I wanted the center to stand out on its own. The front quilting blends in with the linen, but the back I used a pale pink thread. I didn’t get a chance to was the case after quilting, so it doesn’t have that crinkly quilting shrinkage goodness. Oh well. It’s already in the hands of its new owner and ready to be loved!