I am almost ALMOST finished with my August Un Finished Object.
These blocks are a set of pinwheels made for me by a group of high school girls in 2001 or 2002. They each secretly made me a pinwheel for my birthday using Green and Burgundy.
I have their names on sticky notes. When the quilt is finished I will label the blocks with their names and find them on facebook. I think it will bring back memories for them. It was a joy to me to remember our time together and their effort at surprising me on my birthday that year.
I added two pinwheels and a burgundy frame, but did not feel it was done.
Since I teach Geometry (etc.) I was sure there was an easy way to create that outer frame. This is what I did:
I measured the first burgundy square - turns out it was a perfect 36" long.
I started with a background square that was 1/3 that length (12").
Framed it with burgundy.
And framed it with enough of the background fabric so the
diagonal was a few inches more that 36".
I made two of these:
I cut them across the diagonal:
And I put one pair of triangles on the left:
And another pair of triangles on the right:
What great memories!
Close to finished on this UFO.
I'm linking up with Patchwork Times 2012 UFO Challenge.
Check out the other Finishes!!