Monday, July 17, 2017

Pinwheel Ducks

Pinwheel Ducks is a finish!

Pinwheel Ducks quilt

For a scrap quilt, I really love how this turned out! Notice in the design, there is a square on point of dark teal pinwheels, with an inner ring of pale aqua pinwheels. And the very center - a square of that cute duck fabric!

A little bit of the scrap duck fabric used as sashing helped to bring them up to size. Here's a pic of several different widths of sashing.

sashing to bring up the size of blocks

The pinwheel quilting is an easy arc in all the aqua areas, with seeds in the duck center. 

pinwheel quilting

And the Autumn Breeze motif in the border turned out great!

Autumn Breeze border motif

Notice the design meets in the center, mirroring itself along one side of the border.

Autumn Breeze border quilting

And if you look closely, you can see some of the 'made fabric' in the aqua pinwheels.

pinwheels using made fabric

I also had the perfect aqua/duck flannel for the back.

Pinwheel Ducks back

Overall, a win-win-win on this quilt! And my tip for today? Don't despair over different sized blocks - just add sashing to bring it to size.

Have a great weekend quilting!


  1. This turned out super cute. The quilting on the pinwheels make gives the the illusion of spinning...clever!

  2. A cutie for sure! Love the quilting.

  3. Exactly my thought-using sashing to bring them up to size. When doing panel quilts I use that method quite a bit as things are not always the perfect size. Nice finish!

  4. This is such a cute quilt. I love the colors, and I've always liked those little yellow ducks! The backing is perfect!

  5. That is just perfect. You did a great job on coordinating the fabrics and quilting.

  6. That quilting perfectly enhances the pinwheels. Great design (as usual). You are so creative.

  7. Hi Susan,
    So cute - I have loved watching this quilt come together. The quilting on the pinwheels just is so perfect - it makes it look like they are turning. Perhaps from the wind being generated by the borders?!! Wonderful. ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. This turned out absolutely fantastic. I love the colors, fabrics, quilting...I could go on and on! --Andrea

  9. That turned out so well. Love your quilting too.

  10. what a beauty and I do like the way the quilted curve in each pinwheel gives a curved look to the blocks

  11. Great job turning all the scraps and orphan blocks into an adorable little quilt. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  12. Adorable!! Perfect for a little one.


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