The block at Friday Block Party last week was called Louisiana, but it looked like pinwheels to me. I used to love pinwheels as a kid and decided to make the block in miniature size. I dug around in my scraps, which are not organized and manicured like the quilters I envy who post on the Stash Manicure blog.
I found a baggie of rectangles that I received from someone (I think it was Helen?) at last year's quilt retreat, probably after I started shreaking "you're not going to throw those in the garbage are you!??! It may even be possible that I was not "given" them, but grabbed them out of the garbage... I really am trying to stop that bad habit! The size of these rectangles was 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" so that was the size my flying geese became, which made the blocks 4" finished. This is a photo of when I was playing with the colour groupings.
Then I dug around in my scraps. This photo is a little blurry because I was excited, and as you can see for yourself...when I say scraps, I mean scraps!
And after some cutting and sewing, these are the blocks I ended up with. There are a couple of repeats, but most of the blocks have 8 different scraps and I think I counted 71 different fabrics that will be in this 12" mini quilt...how fun is that?!?