Over the years I have made quite a few quilts… Log Cabin, Split Rail, Nine Patch, Irish Chain, Around the World, even a Lone Star but the quilt block I return to again and again is the Pinwheel. I love pinwheel quilts. It is my go to pattern when making baby blankets.
I made my first pinwheel quilt when I was a sophomore in college. It was a gift for my then boyfriend/now hubby and is now our well loved family picnic blanket. When I found out the gender of my first child I immediately went to the fabric store and turned out another pinwheel quilt… on of course a smaller scale. Each of my girls got a pinwheel quilt too… all slightly different but all sporting the playful pinwheels.
Why the obsession with Pinwheels? I believe this all stems from the fact that my baby blankie, the one I could not leave the house without, the one my mom had to patch and re-patch until the fabric was worn completely through, the one I still have tucked away in a keep sake box in my closet was in fact a pinwheel quilt. Nothing says comfort to me like a pinwheel quilt.
Once again playful pinwheels squares are scattered across my sewing table as I am making a baby blankie for my soon to be here niece. This time I have been taking notes and lots of pictures and I will be sharing the pattern for my beloved pinwheels shortly.