Each month EQ8 challenges designers to use a particular block in a quilt. These are then posted for others to see. This month’s challenge was the Pinwheel Block based on a 5 patch.
Since the pinwheel block had corner stone patches, I thought the hourglass block would be a nice complement to it and provide some continuity. Then, I chose a quilt layout with a central medallion set on point, my favorite setting. Once the blocks were set around the quilt, I needed to pick a vibrant fabric to set off the blocks. Bali Batiks Winter’s Magic by Hoffman was a nice choice. The black and teal would provide great contrast when mixed with white. I couldn’t find any of this material online but Fat Quarter Shop has some comparable batiks from Lunn Fabrics.
The finished quilt design was quite impressive!
If you would like to see this written as a pattern, please let me know!