Friday, February 12, 2010

Join the Pinwheel Party!

Welcome to the Pinwheel Party Quilt Along!

We'll be making this quilt (yes, I changed the pink to red to make it more gender-neutral):
Pinwheel Party
Name: Pinwheel Party
Size: 48" x 62"
Block Size: 12" x 12"
Difficulty: Easy!

How it will work:
Every week for 12 weeks, I will provide free instructions for one block.  In the 13th week we'll make sashing and borders.
Instructions will be in PDF format, which will allow you to print/save and keep them for eternity.
Each set of instructions will be available for 2 weeks only, so you will have to check in regularly if you don't want to miss out    until two weeks after Week 13.  After that I will have a pattern up in the store for purchase.
If you do miss a week, I will have each set up in the store for a mere $1 from the day it expires until the end of this quilt along.

Start Date: March 1st, 2010
Fabric Requirements for the top:
1/2 yard each of six colored fabrics
3 yards of background fabric

While the "Mother Quilt" is Black & Bright, it'll be great to see other color combo's. I had to resist the urge to change the background color back to my comfort zone (white), but I wanted to challenge myself to try something new.
My top is almost done and I really, really like it.

So what do you do next?
1. Sign up below. It'll be great to see who's participating and I may have a little giveaway or two along the way. (If you don't have a blog or Flickr account to link to, just say so in your comment and I'll include you in the giveaways.)

2.  Grab a button.

Copy and paste this code where you want the button to appear:
<a href="http://twiddletails.blogspot.com/2010/02/join-pinwheel-party.html"><img src="http://www.twiddletails.com/images/ppartybut2.gif"></a>

3.  Join the Flickr group and share your progress with photos.  We'd all love to see!

4.  Assemble your fabrics.  If you'd like your quilt to look like the Mother Quilt, I have some fabric bundles up in the store.

5.  Keep visiting.  I'll be posting some pinwheel making tips soon.

If I missed something, please let me know.
This is going to be so much fun!

Edited to add: The links to all the blocks are in the sidebar and will be there until the end of the quilt along.

Pin It!

113 comments:

Katy said...

awesome!!!! I'm in!

nicolette said...

Yeah...! I’m in!

pbay said...

Count me in! Love this color scheme, kind of an abstract Amish.

Jenn said...

I'm playing, too. I'm drawn to the black with bright colors, but I'll have to conside a possible other color theme....hmmmmm

Ethel said...

Loved it the minute I saw it. I'm in. Thanks for your quick reply to my query. Love your blog, too.

Molly said...

Thanks for doing this. I'm excited about it--I love the design of this quilt.

Robin said...

I can't help myself. I HAVE to do this one. It just looks too fun! :)

Sara said...

I'm in, guess I'll have to go fabric shopping :)

Anita in Florida said...

Not sure where I will fit this in...but I can't resist! Please count me in.........

Foster Momma said...
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Foster Momma said...

I am in. I messed up putting in my blog addy on sign up #10, so #11 is me too...sorry for the mess up! #11 is the correct one! Can't wait to go fabric shopping!

ktquilts said...

I'm in too! Trying to get UFO's finished, but it helps to have something fun to take a break ffom it all with!
Thanks for doing this!
Blessings,
KT

Tara said...

I'm going to make a concerted effort to use only stash fabrics, so mine might be a bit wonky! Looking forward to this!

Conny said...

Yeah, I will do it too. can't waiting before its start.

chrishart80 said...

I started a blog just so I could join in the fun!!

Mimi said...

Oh yeah...I'm IN!!!

Crystal Stanworth said...

very cute! i'm in! thanks for setting this up!

Trina Thomas said...

I'm going to play along! This will be a load of fun. Will we be able to use Thangles?

highwaycottage said...

Awesome!! I'm in.

DIDI said...

I'm in too! .... may I?

.. and I think I'll choose black as the background fabric. Never have so this is a good chance.

Thanks

Carol said...

I am in..don't have a blog though.
Carol Ascher

Nadine said...

This is lovely. Can't wait to get started.

Cindy said...

I am new to quilting, I want to give this a try! I can't wait!
Thanks!
Cindy

Leigh said...

I'm in. Never done a quilt along before, but it looks like fun.

mattsmom499 said...

I'm in, I hope I can paper piece these.. Guess I'll buy thangles or the CD

Dee's Diary said...

I've never participated on a quilt-along before, excited to give it a try. Love the design, I plan to try it in softer colours.
Dee

maryjanemelis said...

I'm in, but not blog or twitter. Can hardly wait. I'm a quilter but have never done something like this before.
Maryjane

Leah said...

Fab quilt. I'm definately in!

Patty said...

Can We join even if we do not have a blog?

Joanne said...

I do not have a blog but am a faithful follower of your blog. I am definitely in on this one. Broke my humerus bone in my right arm Feb 1 and want to do this project as soon as I'm healed!

Joanne
eggleston2010@gmail.com

Terriaw said...

I want to be in on this one! I am happy you're not starting until March 1 cuz I'm going on vacation this week. That will give me some time to shop for fabric (or just order one of your bundles).

Lindi said...

I don't have a blog or Flickr account, but would like to participate.

Griele said...

I would love to get in on this.1

Jill said...

Thank you for your email. I'd love to have a go at making this.

quiltingties said...

I'd love to join the fun! Now, I have a few weeks to figure where to fit this in!

quiltingties said...

I'd love to join the fun! Now, I have a few weeks to figure where to fit this in!

Anonymous said...

Hello my name is Brenda. I do not have a blog or Flikr. Please include me. I'm excited to sew along!

Carole said...

I'd love to participate. I don't have a blog or a Flickr account but please count me in. Thanks.

mageez said...

love brights. am not working right now so i have time to play and just can't pass this up.
maggie
http://mageez.org/weblog/

Anonymous said...

I love pinwheels and have always wanted to do one. I'm loving the look of aqua and red together at the moment so that's what I'll be doing this quilt in. Kathryn

carmel said...

how can i say no? this meens that i need to get my sewing room ready in time, buy fabric and hopefully do this right!
thanks!

Karen said...

Already have sooooo many project on my 'to do' list but couldn't help myself - love the bright solids :-)

nicolette said...

I subscribed again, as my first attempt (no 2) ended up being a crazy link to a Fall quilt festival.

Sorry, but maybe you can remove no 2 for me? Thanks!

Laine said...

I have no Blog but would like to be included in the quilt along. Sounds like a fun time.

lsandes@comcast.net

Alana said...

Can't wait to get started!! My blog has been neglected for over a year, but this might be just what it takes to nudge me back into action.

Beck said...

I'm psyched for this! all signed up

SewDownunder said...

Looks like good fun! I have a blogname only for the purpose of following & subscribing to other wonderful blogs! Now to pick my colours????

Sarah said...

I joined the Flicker group and I am very excited to start. Of course this means I am going to have to finish the Geese in the Forest soon... :o)

teresamnj said...

So excited to be doing this quilt!

Cathy Hutton said...

I am looking forward to joining in!

Always taking on new projects....they seem to keep me sane!!! Plus I have a new sewing machine to go to town on!

Look forward to starting!

Mike & Jen said...

Oh! Can I play? :-) I'm so excited to find this. I need to join Flicker, so I can stay up on how things are going. I have a blog, but more for family to keep up with us.
Thanks for doing this!

Bec Clarke said...

I am signed up. I love pinwheels and hopefully I will finally have a quilt for me.

Katherine Thompson said...

Kathi Thompson-- I would love to join this quilt. I don't blog.
topkat@smarttechllc.com

Eila said...

Fine that may be involved in!

sewkatiedid said...

I love it in the black. I already have one pinwheel that's been hanging about. It was a star I didn't like and I've been thinking of something like this. I can't commit, but will tag along.

Merlene said...

I've been waiting for this beautiful quilt pattern to come out. I don't have a blog, but would love to join in the group.
Merlene

thegallopinghorse said...

I'll be picking out my fabric this weekend! Love the idea!

Anonymous said...

Idon't have a blog but woud like to join in

Tammy said...

I have never done a quilt along before... but I love this quilt and totally want to play. Is it ok if I start a little slow, I need to wait after my daughter's surgery... then I am in!

Anonymous said...

I cant wait to get started love the design and colors this is my first quilt along on line im very excited

Rita E said...

I must be really excited about this because I signed up twice! Sorry! I like the black background and bright colors so I may do same. Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Hi -- I love this quilt AND that it will be one block a week! I do not have a blog either but would love to join -- thanks for the chance! Florence
pnf1965@warwick.net

BevB said...

Hi, I'm excited to be joining in. I've never joined a quilt along before and are really looking forward to it and to seeing everyone's pictures in flicker. Many thanks for organising it.

Kristy S said...

I've been looking for a pattern to make for my in-laws and this will be perfect! I don't have a blog or flicker account. Can't wait to start!

Angie said...

I just posted my fabric selection as my first blog posting! I am using bold colors with black. I can't wait for Monday to start the first blog.

Cynthia said...

I find I get a kick out of pinwheels - I'm on a quest to find my neon-on-black abstracts. This will be fun!

Hooked on Quilting said...

Is it Monday yet???

Emskyrooney said...

Am totally in! And too funny that in a recent post you showed your new Mutt fabric- When you first posted about the pinwheel party I went online and ordered that fabric along with some coordinating solids and polkadots to use for my Pinwheel Party quilt!!

Chrisitne said...

Oh this looks like so much fun! This is going to be the first quilt along that I am joining! Now to go and find the perfect fabric!

Janette and Nick said...

Count me in. I am glad I found you just in time. I have never had the confidence to join one before and now I have two starting on 1 March. Off to my sewing store to search for fabric.

KatieQ said...

I'd definitely like to play. I'm slow but sure. Hopefully, I will be able to keep up. Thank you for hosting the party.

cheryl said...

Add me to the party...got my fabric and ready to go!

cheryl said...

Add me to the party...got my fabric and ready to go! (I don't have a blog.)

Wendy said...

Please add me to the party. This is going to be fun. Going to pic fabs now.

Cherie said...

Such a fun quilt to do just as we are all ready for spring to pop!!! I'm going to try and keep up :)

dbarbey said...

I would love to join. Please add me.

MEG'S WORK said...

hi, my name is meg baier, i'm in!!
i've never participated on anything like it, but i'm sure it will be fun!
i can only start next week, though i hope it's all right!
cheers meg

Shebandowan said...

I do not have a blog either, but would like to be included.

Janet S

christaliebig said...

I just found the pin wheel party and I would like to join. I try to keep up in time.
I don't have a blog, but would like to be included, too.
christa

christaliebig said...

I just found the pin wheel party and I would like to join. I try to keep up in time.
I don't have a blog, but would like to be included, too.
christa

Mary aka "Denebir" or just plain "Dene" said...

I'm in .. thanks to CJ that linked on her blog.

I'm always looking for cute patterns to use for charity quilts and this one will be perfect!

Dene (aka Mary J. in Pinehurst TX)

kimlyn said...

I would love to participate. However, I do not have a blog or website.

Thanks,

Kim

Ana Maria said...

I´m very happy to fhave find your blog and also love to participate.
Well, it will be a great challenge just because I´m not a great "black" lover, but I´ll try
Ana Maria

Grum said...

I've never participated in a quilt along----this should be fun---I'm working full-time and working on my master's in the evenings----this will be a good break for me once a week.......get to do something I LOVE along with the learning....

Lizzy Post said...

Im in...im late, but im in!!!

Anonymous said...

Love Pinwheelsand gthis one looks awesome! Sory I dodn't have a blog or uRL or whatever...but will try to keep up

Sherri Starr

Bonnie said...

I'm in -- don't we all need another project? Thanks to Reenie at http://aquiltcomplex.blogspot.com/ We seem to get each other into projects too frequently to admit to!

But, these are such fun pinwheels. And, shouldn't I be able to keep up with one block a week? (could I do one block a month last year at Bunny Hill? Um, no...)

I'm game to try though! Happy spinning all!

Anonymous said...

Hallo
Sorry I don´t have a blog or URL. But I`m in

Anonymous said...

I found your page last night by accident??? no way!!!...I am "IN" altho I too don't need to start another one lol...but since when does that stop us???
I dont have a blog or url either so put my name in the pot : )


Cha

Martys Fiber Musings said...

I'm excited to be a part of this wonderful pinwheel quilt project.

Elisabeth said...

Of course I’m in. I'm also sure it will be fun!

Marsaili said...

This looks like a fun quilt! I'm going to try and make it from my stash, I don't have 3 yards of black so we'll see what I've got and go with that!

Leslie:-)

Cathy said...

Looks like fun! I'm in, too! Thanks!

Meerkat said...

Looks like a really nice one to do! Thanks for keeping the blocks on longer than a week only.

Karen in GA said...

Ok, I must be crazy, but I'm hooked after seeing some of these great ideas. I'm using vintage fabrics and it will be a baby quilt for my grandchild due in Sept.
This will be fun...now to catch up!
Karen in GA

Jean said...

I'm going to give it a try! Jean

Holly said...

This is going to be such a fun quilt! Thank you for all the work you're putting in it. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm ready to start today as I just finished piecing two wall hangings. My fabrics are washed, pressed and waiting to go.

Joanna said...

I like the design so much that I am joining along. I'm hoping that being part of the group I will certainly finish it.

Wanda in IL said...

Well I did the first block in "nothing flat". I've been checking all day for the newest one, but it's not posted yet. I think I'll cut the parts this evening for block 2. (I'll probably sew it also).

Anonymous said...

I just joined, but have already done the first 4 pinwheels (everything from stash). Background will be "boring white" cause that's what I had, lol. No blog for me either.

Linda Joyce said...

Hellooooooooo,

Just love pinwheels, but do not have a blog or anything other than facebook..please include me,,
Thanks,
Linda J
VA

Rubyd said...

I can't wait to get started...I do not have a url site to post...just a flicker photo page and facebook...please include me in the group..I'll be starting the first block today.

Lucía said...

I love pinwheels and hopefully I will finally have a quilt for me.

Karin said...

I'm joining in! Better late than never! I am in Skagit County, WA (near Burlington) so not too far from you!

vickie said...

I can't wait to get started, I need another project...not. I'm gonna love this one.

Joanne said...

I know I am late to the party but am also a fairly new blogger (Feb/10). My grdgtr loves the pinwheel quilt, but has chosen her own colors. She is 11 and it will be the first quilt we have developed together. She calls the quilt "Random Pinwheels". We will catch up ...

Norma said...

I've been watching the Pinwheel Party for a while and finally decided to join the fun. I've finished 5 blocks and hope to be all caught up sometime next week. I love seeing how different the quilt looks with the various fabrics.

Sunbonnet Sue said...

Hi Anina
I'm starting today at Pinwheel Party.As soon as I've made my first block I will let you know.Maybe some of my quilting group friends will join too.Loved this project and the colours fabrics you choice. Thank you so much for sharing with us.I'll also grab your button at my blog.Happy quilting day there.Hugs from Brazil.

Lynn said...

I'm late to the party, but I just finished 2 blocks last night. I've been envioulsy watching and now I've joined in. They blocks seem fun and easy to do. Plus - I love pinwheels!

ShyDethKitten said...

I've never quilted like this before. I mostly do embroidered quilts. I am interested in starting so this seemed like a good place to start.

Grandmasewnsew said...

Just found this today and I've linked you at my blog... This looks like so much fun! I've wanted to do pinwheels and these are lovely!

ME said...

This is a great idea for pin wheels!! I can't wait to give it a try!!! Thanks