There was a small bag of yellow and red HST's left over from another project and the little quilt would be the perfect way to use them up.
After piecing the center there were still some HST's leftover, and one pinwheel. Soon all the leftovers were made into pinwheels. There were only 12, but enough for the top and bottom borders with 2 extra. I auditioned them for a day or two on the design wall.
Until.... another quilter posted her quilt in progress. It is Cabin in the Woods, a design by Ellen Murphy in American Homestead Quilts. It uses 12 pinwheels for the centers of the blocks. More inspiration!
Those pinwheels were snatched off the design wall and I started searching through the stash. Now there are two quilt tops pieced up and those leftover HST's are all gone!
I wish I could give you a link to the quilt that inspired Summer Sunshine, but I can't find it at all now. (sigh) Apparently inspiration is fleeting.
|Cabin in the Woods|