This is one of those happy accidents. And it's February in the Northeast---a dark and wet time, so I am telling you---I can use all the happy accidents I can get!!
In searching for a pinwheel pattern I liked for my latest round of Flickr quilting bees, I came upon this pattern by Peggy Miller. Turns out it was included in a Craftsy class that Peggy had done. As I have mentioned before, I am a big fan of the Craftsy platform, so I hopped over there and got myself a whole class on paper piecing.
Paper piecing by definition includes a LOT of paper! Each of these blocks comes with four quadrants. So for 6 blocks I had to make 24 of these squares:
After I ripped off the paper---before assembling each block---my 5 year old decided to make a puzzle of the piles of paper on the dining room table and make me a Valentine! Love him.
The resulting block has two layout options:
I went with having more of the lighter layout and here is the finished result:
So the happy accident is this: I meant this as a Bee block---I would do one for each person in the group. However, I misread the pattern, thought I needed to resize it (which I didn't) and so this original block came out bigger than expected. I liked it so much I decided to run with it and make a quilt I never intended to make.
What do you think? Leave me a comment!