HST Contest – I Won!
Susan over at Quilt Fabrication had a contest – two actually for pinwheels and HST. She called her quilt Smaller Big Spin, and it was comprised of many pinwheels of different sizes. I am always drawn to pinwheels so of course I had to learn all about this project. I have shared the link to her blog post above, and here is a picture of her quilt:
Isn’t it cool?! One other big draw for me – it’s spiral quilted!!! Love that. Just love it – love the colors, love the fabrics, love the pinwheels and love the quilting. Okay. So at the end of her post, Susan had a contest. How many pinwheels are there in this 36″ x 36″ quilt? And how many half-square triangles did it take to make this quilt?
HST and Pinwheel Contest
Well, my life might have depended on the answers the way I thought about counting these pinwheels and HSTs. Hmm. There is a big pinwheel that is comprised of smaller pinwheels! The background fabric, which is VERY hard to see I might add, is comprised of pinwheels. Huh. So I counted. Then I counted again (had to double check my number, you know) and it was a different number. So I counted again! Finally I determined that there were 51 pinwheels. From there I multiplied by 4 and added a few extra for my 232 HST guess.
HST and Pinwheel Answers
The actual counts were 57 pinwheels and 244 HTS. Someone else came closer on the pinwheels by guessing 52, but I was the closest (without going over) on the HSTs. How cool is that?!! That was enough of a prize for me . . . but Susan informed me that she was going to send along a little goodie package. Goodie package??! No need, really – it was a fun game. Today, I received that goodie package:
Isn’t this cool – sulky thread in a pretty gold, and some jelly roll strips plus an adorable card from Susan. See the really cute, colorful kitties on the card:
Susan told me to make something pretty. Well, how can it not be pretty with these supplies? What should I make?? Any ideas or suggestions??
Oh, and the best thing (other than Susan herself that is) is that this quilt is going to hang in her husband’s office. His office wall is orange (just like mine, I might add) and this turquoise/teal colors will just look fantastic on it don’t you think. Perfect. So, being the good person I am, I offered to take it off his hands should he ever tire of it. Yup, I stepped right up. ~smile~ Thank you again, Susan – Susan is a great linky party host on Wednesdays.