The sun is shining! I had to take my cheddar pinwheels out into the daylight to get pictures -- and I managed to do it without falling through the bridge.
This one came about because I wasn't entirely happy with Peter. His white pinwheels didn't stand out against the green prints as much as I'd expected them to. Cheddar is vivid. There's nothing remotely cheddary in these blue prints -- and it made a huge difference in the finished quilt.
Even though I know darn well these are pinwheels, I keep thinking of them as stars. So I decided to name this one Orion, after a little boy we used to go to playgroup with when Teenage Daughter was itty-bitty. You know, that point where they're too young to actually be in a playgroup but you really, really want to go out and do something with your adorable little child? His mom and I put a ton of miles on our strollers together.
My original background choice was a flannel with rocket ships and planets on it, but I managed to misplace it while I was assembling the top and decided to go with this cheater cloth mariner's compass instead. And I'm glad I did -- now I've got other plans for those rocket ships!
You can find the pattern for this quilt here. I'm linking up to Finish it Up Friday, Can I get a Whoop Whoop?, Link a Finish Friday, and Freedom Fridays.