Friday, November 27, 2009

Pinwheel Blocks

My sister gave me some vintage quilt blocks for my birthday. The pattern is a fun variation of a pinwheel block, I think.There are a few fabrics of interest. This blue background reminded me of a blue reproduction. It just happened to be in my stash, so I photographed the block on top of the repro print. I don't recall the name or maker, but there were a variety of blues with the same prints in pinks. I like the brown in this block, too. An unusual color, don't you think? This was the block that blew me away. Or, should I say "blue"? I am sure that I've never seen a blue with a pink also in the print. Blue with cheddar, yes, and even a chrome-like yellow, but not pink. Here is a close-up. Has anyone seen this color combination before?


Janet said...

Your vintage blocks are lovely. I'm afraid I don't know enough about the fabrics to say about the pink and blue but doesn't it look great?

Lori said...

How lucky you are to receive such wonderful blocks! I can't say that I have seen the blue with pink. If it wasn't still dark I'd go rummage in my sewing room for the dating quilts book and see if I could find reference to it. I'll be sure to check it out later as you've peaked my interest now.

Sewgreen said...

Did you ever figure out the name of this block? I think it's pretty neat!