15 Minutes of Play – Pinwheels

Got 15 minutes to work on a new idea (or an old idea), try a new technique, or just mess around with your fabrics or scraps? I don’t take time to do this, so I am going to try it.

I am starting to notice my scraps more these days! So when I have pieces left over from a quilting or bag project, I cut some of those pieces into manageable sizes, such as these 2-1/2 inch squares. I have noticed lots of the cool pinwheel projects being made this year, so I spent 15 minutes making a stack of half-square triangles to be arranged into pinwheels.

I love the tone-on-tone colors of these fabrics, so I think I’m going to keep going with this pinwheel play.

I’m not sure where this will end up, but for now, I don’t care. Just playing.

19 thoughts on “15 Minutes of Play – Pinwheels

  1. Terri so glad you found time for some playtime. Those pinwheels are a great fifteen minute project and those fabrics couldn’t be more adorable. Love it!!

  2. It is so much fun to play with fabric. Pinwheels are up and comming I think, everywhere I look I see something made from them. I myself really like them and I really like your colors. You use brights which I am loving these days. Keep up the playtime for you always come up with great things. Have fun.

  3. Those fabrics are wonderful together! I know you will come up with something that will make us all green with envy!

    Take care, Cheryl

  4. A very pretty beginning. Isn’t it amazing what happens once you just start? I never quite over that feeling of, “Wow…this is actually going to work out!” Wishing you lots of luck and many more 15 minute blocks of time. Can’t wait to see the end result.

  5. so pretty, terri! do you make your triangles bigger and then trim them down? i just started doing that and since i have accuracy issues sometimes (that’s putting it nicely) it helps me out a ton, even though it adds another step.

  6. That fabric range looks perfect as pinwheels. Can’t wait to see how you use them. Looks like your career change is giving you a lot more creative time:)

  7. I found your blog now and it is wonderful, I shall come often !
    I have just started to make pinwheels with white and yellow-green-light blue stripes. I like yours very much, beautiful colours. For me it is always about the colours!
    Teje Karjalainen

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