Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Mendocino Pinwheels

For my birthday last year, the DH said I could buy some fabric for my present... which was pretty convinient since I'd just discovered Mendocino for sale on Etsy and felt my fabric stash would not be complete without it. Dramatic I know.

It's been sitting in my fabric drawers since then. Occassionally I would take it out and look at the pretty mermaids and the colours, and then put it away again. I could not decide what to make with it. So in search of inspiration, I looked through my Flickr favourites, of which a large number are pinwheel quilts.

Dana over at the Old Red Barn Co made this quilt a wee while ago which I absolutely love... Actually I pretty much love all Dana's quilts. Anyway, last week while watching Son's of Anarchy for the first time, I began cutting squares. 256 to be exact. So here are my blocks in the making...

7 down. 57 to go. I am motivated though. This is my the first quilt I am actually making for me! Not to give as a gift or donate! A quilt for my bed. For me! 

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas. We sure did. Lots of eating. Laughing. And gifts. I'll post a few pics of Christmas shortly. Until then - happy sewing everyone :) 


  1. Great choice Lara! I'm sure this is going to turn out beautifully.

  2. It is going to be so fantastic!! I love making pinwheels . . . hopefully after 57 more you will too! :)

  3. Its looking good Lara. I have the same pattern bookmarked as i love pinwheels. i have gathered florals and spots for mine. they are waiting patiently.

  4. It will be fabulous! I love the inspiration quilt - the colours are delicious! Pinwheels are one of my favourites too. :-)

  5. Well that sure would be a great motivation! It's looking beautiful and the hardest part is done in my opinion. Enjoy watching it grow.

  6. Your quilt is going to be gorgeous, looking forward to seeing how it progresses. Glad you had a happy Christmas, we did too :)


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