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Pinwheel Block

Pinwheel quilt block
Spinning out of control!

Actually, this pinwheel block isn’t out of control. All the lady bugs are doing as requested. My colors are crisp and complementary. My points are reasonably good. I’m glad I didn’t have major problems with this block because I’ll be making a lot more of them before I finish this quilt.

We are making The Gypsy Wife Quilt in sections. I have one more block to make for section one, and then I’ll pick out my background strips and stitch it all together.

The Gypsy Wife Quilt is a pattern by Jen Kingwell. The quilt is wild and colorful and complicated to make, which you will no doubt see as we go along. I became interested in the quilt about a year ago, but didn’t know if my skills were polished enough for the challenge. Happily, I stumbled across someone on Facebook who was starting an online Gypsy Wife Quilt support group. It is called the Gypsy Wife Quilt Along 2019, and it is not too late to join us. We are working on one section of the quilt every month for the next ten months. The admins have put together some awesome supports for section one.

And that’s block four, pinned down; and a look at what’s to come.

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


      1. Thanks Quilly. I am not very advanced with machine quilting, have joined a group but we only meet once a month. Unfortunately I don’t do Facebook so will just keep an eye on your blog. Thanks for your posts.

  1. Hey Quilly,
    I love this block, with the obedient ladybugs.
    I’m totally in awe of all that you do. It’s been so long since I made a quilt, but I enjoy seeing your work.

    1. Thanks, Nathalie. Sometimes I’m in awe of me, too. The rest of the time I’m terrified and wondering if I’m going to succeed! Just the same, I’m enjoying the ride and glad to have you following along.

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