This blue double pinwheel quilt was my oldest UFO. The quilt started with my making a large set of double pinwheel blocks in 1997. These were my second set of blocks ever. I made them when I was blissfully unaware of the need for accuracy in seams. When I got them done, I could not decide how to set them together, so I set them aside. During my summer vacation in 2006, I dug them out of the cupboard to finish the quilt. By then, I had learned a great deal about accuracy in quilting, so the inaccuracies and mismatched points were quite glaring to me. To get the blocks to play well together and look somewhat similar, I floated the blocks on point and then used a squaring ruler to trim them to an identical size.
The sashing is a blue and white striped shirting cotton and the sashing blocks are a lovely batik that I purchased in Barrie Ontario. The finished top was a very accurate 84′ by 84″ square. I pondered adding a border. Pondering takes time! So finally in Nov 2011, I decided to simply quilt it as is and add the binding. The five years of thinking time must have been worth it. It turned out great! I quilted it with the CircleLord Swirlz template and hand stitched the binding.
The finished quilt goes into my wedding stash. Someday, a bride will be very happy to have this monochromatic, restful quilt.