I'd been wanting to make this quilt for a long time. I thought it might take all winter, and it did! Hence the name, "Spring Equinox." 87" x 87"
The inspiration came from this 1930's string quilt in Gwen Marston's Liberated String Quilts Book.
Sarah Fielke made a similar quilt in the book, Material Obsession Two, by she and Kathy Doughty. I started off by using the instructions in the book, which are great. But I decided to try making it without foundation piecing.
Wanda suggested I make the webs with strips, and I tried it. I found I could get two and a half webs from two sets of four strips. Half webs go on the edges. The kaleidoscope ruler was key.
To get pinwheels in the middles, I sewed the pinwheel fabrics on after the strips were cut.
And cut them again.
I made the connecting pieces 15 minutes play style and cut them with a template. I had to figure out a template size that would fit with the pie shape pieces. First I tested it with muslin.
Here are the pieces for one block.
First you sew them into triangles...
Then squares, using lots of pins...
Then rows. 10 rows x 10 blocks each = 100 blocks = 1 queen size quilt!
Any ideas on quilting it?