The idea for this block came from a doodle I made on the back of a business card at work. Sometimes inspiration strikes when you're not expecting it! Basically I wanted to use the idea of HSTs in different sizes and orientations that were spaced out within a quilt. I added in the colored rectangles that make the pinwheel shapes (the green in this quilt) once I drew it up in Illustrator, and when I started putting the blocks together I was happily surprised to see the secondary patterns (including the wonky-ish star in the center!) that appeared. It was kind of a happy accident!
I used the Running Stitch prints from Patty Young's Lush collection that I had bought recently. I wanted something mostly solid, but I also wanted a directional print so you could tell that I was playing with the orientation of the HSTs. This subtle stripe was perfect, and it doesn't hurt that the colors are so vibrant and springy.
I used a hera marker (my new favorite tool!) to mark two lines through the center at a diagonal, and then quilted straight lines in 4 V's starting in the center of the quilt. It was a little bit tedious but luckily since it was only a small quilt I finished it quickly.
I backed the quilt in the yellow zigzag from Heather Bailey's Pop Garden, and bound it in the Raspberry Running Stitch print.
It's hanging up on the wall in my sewing room for now. I think it might stay there! :)
Happy Friday! I hope you all have a nice Easter weekend. My weekend will be packed with bathroom work (we're installing the fixtures this weekend!), sewing, cleaning, and cooking. We're hosting Easter dinner on Sunday! Fingers crossed I don't mess up the ham :)