Remember Orca Bay? I was gifted so many pieces and parts for that quilt. When I finished the second quilt top I had hundreds of QSTs leftover. I sat and thought about what to do with them. I don't recall how I happened upon the Pfefferneuse quilt but decided that was where those extra pieces would go.
I looked at the quilt picture and counted how many broken dish units I would need. I had a good number but not enough. I created the 4 unit pieces you see here. I think there are 84 or 88 of them. At some point I realized my broken dish units were much smaller than what Bonnie's pattern balled for. Because of this I probably have many more than her quilt calls for. Remember my purpose was to use up the spare units I already had.
While I was making the broken dishes I began thinking about what color pinwheels I wanted. I originally thought red but didn't have enough of the shade I was looking for. As I look at this quilt I can't help but think of starlight candies. I googled them and was surprised to see they come in a rainbow of colors. I began selecting those colors but just was not in love with that idea. I came upon a green in my stash that I loved. Alas I did not have enough. I should have shopped for similar shades but did not. Rather than look through my stash and pull greens I just went to the store and bought three different greens. I was going to use just one but have now cut from all three and even pulled a piece from mom's stash and have included it. As I type this I know I have another green that will work and will throw it in. They are all the same color green but have different patterns to add to the visual texture.
This quilt can be found in Bonnie Hunters "String Fling". I am not making my pinwheels with strings. The white in the pinwheel is all one fabric. So off I go to make more pinwheels. Be back with an update later this week. My goal is to finish up all the pinwheels that I'm going to need.