Pinwheel Vanes

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A couple of months ago my dear little cat Montague had to spend a week at UC Davis Veterinary Hospital.  I worked on this quilt for him while he was away.  Once he was back home, he was to sleep alone at night for a couple of weeks.  Since he loves to sleep with us, he was more than a little lonely.  He also loves quilts, and I had this quilt ready on his bed to make him feel comfortable.

 

 

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I love wind turbines, that’s what gave me the idea for this quilt block.  It’s my version of a pinwheel quilt pattern with a little twist.  These are some of the fabrics I purchased when I first started quilting/sewing.  They were perfect for this project.  Because of the sashing, I didn’t have to align any seams on these blocks, which made for a very quick finish.

 

 

Half Square Triangle Pinwheel Paper Piecing Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

 

Along with using the walking foot for quilting, I also tried a little bit of free motion quilting on this one.  I wanted a sense of motion on the vanes, so I added light, curved-line quilting on them as if they were moving in counter-clockwise direction.  Then I added wavy lines in the sashing for wind.

 

 

Half Square Triangle Pinwheel Paper Piecing Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

 

One day I will make a larger quilt from this pattern.  As I was playing with colours, I came up with a few colourways.  Orange-yellow-grey is my favourite combination and the blue one is inspired by my love for the night sky.   I believe I was thinking of trees and lakes when I coloured the blue-green one.  Gradients are always fun in any colour, I drew up an aqua-teal one!

 

A few notes about the pattern – 

It is NOT a true HST block.  However, along with the paper piecing pattern, I included instructions for making the blocks using HST-s as well.

Measurements and templates are provided if you wish to precut fabric for the paper piecing blocks.

It’s a scrap and 5″ charm-pack-friendly block.  Instructions are included to make both 10.0″ and 8.0″ blocks. The 8.0″ blocks can be made from 5.0″ charm packs.

 

 

Half Square Triangle Pinwheel Paper Piecing Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

 

Here is a photo of Montague on his quilt after he came back home.  It has been a couple of months since his treatment.  He is doing extremely well, happy, healthy and joined up with the rest of the family.  Thank you for all your well wishes!!

 

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Pinwheel Vanes For Montague

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One of my sweet kitties is going to spend all of next week at the UC Davis hospital for treatment.  After he comes home, he is to spend nights alone in a separate room for another two weeks.  He loves to sleep with us on the bed, so he will be a bit lonely.

He is also very fond of quilts.  This is the quilt I am making for him to sleep on during his isolation.  Every other project is on hold at the moment and my sole goal is to finish this quilt before he comes back home.

 

 

HST Pinwheel Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

 

I love wind turbines and the vanes of wind turbines gave me the idea for this quilt.  Pinwheel Vanes is my version of a Pinwheel quilt pattern.

Each block is made of four units joined with sashing in between.  With the sashing I didn’t have to align the seams which made for a very quick finish.  I have had these fabrics in my stash for ages.  Actually, I believe these are some of the first fabrics I ever purchased.

 

I am going to finish writing the Wandering Camera post for next week and then dive straight into finishing this quilt for Montague while he is away.  I want to have it ready for him to sleep on the first night he is back home.

 

 

 

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