Colours of this week are purple & aqua!

This week has been a weird week.  I have not got as much done as I would have liked, as our family is preparing to run away to Australia for a couple of weeks.  In between the packing and the last-minute shopping I did managed to get this quilt finished.

finished double pinwheel quilt

This quilt is made up of 16  of these 12 inch blocks.double pinwheel finished block

I used a really easy pinwheel paper piecing pattern and lots and lots of scraps of fabric.   There are a number of simpler versions of this block on the web but I love the extra punch of the added pinwheel.  The pattern and dimensions I used are:

purple aqua quilt pattern copyEight of these pieces make up one of the finished blocks.  If I was to do the quilt again I would probably stick with more strongly contrasting fabrics – the blocks that have the dark purple against the aqua are so much more punchy I think .   The contrast makes the pinwheel pattern really pop.

purple aqua quilt detail

I am still doing just straight quilting…. maybe when I return from vacation I will be sufficiently relaxed to forget the stippling nightmare.  I have to be braver with my quilting.   The backing is  a selection of different fabrics I had in my stash.  Nothing too exciting but I like how it looks, particularly the Erin McMorris “Somersault” fabric.

purple aqua quilt back

I finished it all up with a scrappy purple binding.  I do love scrappy binding – bits of solids, bits of prints, different shades, different patterns.  The scrappy does not work with all quilts but it seemed to be just right for this one.

purple aqua quilt binding

Now it is back to packing and cleaning…..

8 thoughts on “Colours of this week are purple & aqua!

  1. Wow, I never would have put purple and aqua together, but your choices look fantastic together! I so love your Erin McMorris backing, especially with the pinwheel piecing. The pattern is stunning too! A lovely finish.

  2. Love the color combination. I would have never thought to put them together. My daughter loves purple and I am on an aqua love fest so these colors together are now on my list for a possible quilt for my daughter. Thanks for the inspiration.

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