I have heard the expression "listening to the quilt" and now know what that means.
In choosing the background fabric for my Peace quilt, I went in a totally different direction.
I took about ten of my pinwheels with me to the Sewing Studio and tried different batiks. My original thought was a lighter background, but the pinwheels seemed to disappear. When I put them against this dark purple batik, the pinwheels seemed to pop. The tie dye fabric you see is for the backing, and that other purple is for the binding. I felt better about the decision by having others in the LQS agree.
I laid out the pinwheel blocks once again to determine placement. It looks much bigger in person than it does on a piece of graph paper!
I labeled the 59 pinwheel blocks with a Column letter and Row number consistent with the graph paper drawing. I am so glad I did as I worked on this with our quilt guild's Sew Day. By the time I packed everything up and unloaded it, I would not have had a clue which block went where if they had not been labeled. Even then, the math was a @*$^#!
I started with the center column and worked my way out. Above are Columns #5-10 out of 15 total columns and 15 rows.
Here is a picture taken at our Sew Day when five columns had been completed. You can almost see the beginnings of a peace sign taking shape!
After hearing several of you refer to my Peace quilt as groovy, I have decided to change the name to Feeling Groovy.
How did you celebrate National Quilt Day? Tomorrow, I will share pictures from our guild's celebration of this all important holiday!
Have an amazing day!!