Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pinwheel Progression

I am pleasantly surprised at how much progress I've made on those Peace pinwheels.

More chain piecing

and my pinwheels are finished!

Now I need help deciding on the background color.  Ignore the layout of the pinwheels.  I just randomly placed them on different fabrics to audition backgrounds.  Several of you recommended gray which is in the above picture.

Above, the blocks are placed on a white background.

I only had a small piece of this blue batik.

Finally, here is a picture with some blocks placed on a gray batik.

I got tired of this experiment after four background fabrics.  What do you think?  Your suggestion doesn't have to be one of the above choices.  Also, regardless of color, do you think I should go with a solid background or a batik background?  I am hoping to decide and buy the background fabric today or tomorrow so that I can work on the background squares Saturday at our guild's Sew Day.

Thanks for your help again!  What would I do without you?  I guess I'd have to make a decision all by myself.  That's no fun.

Have an amazing day!!


  1. OMG, you're amazing!! How do you get so much done so quickly! Your pinwheels look great. For the background fabric, definitely batik, how would a cream or pale yellow look? I DO like the blue batik in your picture. Take about six of those pinwheels with you to the store.

    Good Luck!

  2. I think you should use the blue and the grey batik. You should make pinwheels and then piece the whole thing. (Is that too many pinwheels?) It's your design. Either would look great.

  3. Hey Rene', Luv the peace pinwheels! Going to be very cute! Try a dark medium baktik and see what that looks like as a background. I'm sure you will find the right one! Have fun! Happy auditioning!

  4. Oh, I would not know how to vote. Lavender? (Purple is my color!) Loving aqua lately too. Have fun shopping. Can't wait to see it finished. Hope you share the pattern, or have a tutorial. I wouldn't mind using some Jennifer Paganelli scraps I have to make a wild peace sign!!


  5. I like the blue batik. Have fun deciding and can't wait to see the finish.

  6. This is going to be an amazing quilt! I like the blue reminds me of a rainbow in the sky!

  7. I'm leaning toward the blue batik too. But I do like the gray. And the white! I'm no help! LOL! The pinwheels are so yummy. I could look at all those batiks for hours!

  8. I like the grey batik. I think it balances with the pinwheels, and is neither to strong/stark nor weak/receding.

  9. Oh Rene! The blue batik is most definitely my favorite - in any case, I think batik is the way to go. I wish I could join in with you all for sew day, but we're painting the outside of our house before summer's furnace arrives, so the next few weekends are going to be no sew (or very little sew) weekends.

  10. It's looking great! I prefer solid backgrounds over batik, and Kona coal is my color right now (along with everybody else!)

  11. It looks fantastic already! I love the colors. You may have already decided, but my favorite is either the white or gray solid, but anything you choose will look great.