Monday, March 22, 2010

Decisions Made

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!!


  1. It's going to be gorgeous, Rene', and the purple is perfect!!

  2. Wow, I'm really liking this, and I wasn't really expecting to! When I first saw that purple I thought "I don't think so", but I"m wrong, it works! This quilt is going to be amazing!! And the backing could not be more perfect.

    It is bigger than I expected too, but a good size just the same!!

    What a fun project this has turned out to be!

  3. Oh goodness! That is really looking pretty. The deep purple works beautifully to showcase the pinwheels. The tie dye for the back is going to be perfect for a feeling groovy kind of quilt :)

  4. Hey Rene' Your background choice looks fabulous! Welcome to the world of darks! I can't wait to see the finished quilt. Happy sewing!

  5. wow! This is going to be spectacular!!

  6. It looks great rene'!! Your feelin' it I can tell! Don't you love that when it all falls into place? Love the purple!

  7. Oh that is going to look AMAZING! I love the purple, very groovy ;)

  8. Going to be spectacular, I can't wait to see how it turns out. Thank You for sharing your talent with us.

  9. I really like the purple - it makes the colors POP! and some girl is gonna have to have it for her room! will be very popular at the auction! - Hope

  10. The purple is perfect! Pinwheels are too much fun!