A couple years ago LouAnn and I attended the Aberdeen quilt show. One of the entrants was a lovely nested pinwheel quilt we thought would be a good pattern for a workshop. The quilt had big blue and green pinwheels and small green and yellow pinwheels on a dark background. It looked complex but it was a single square.
After a bit of back and forth and discussion, we were able to convince Peggy Gelbrich to teach a workshop in that pattern for our Guild. The pattern size for the workshop was a ~9″ block. I wanted a smaller block in queen size. Yeah, yeah, I know . . . ever the rebel.
This is how far I got on the quilt top by the end of the two day workshop. LouAnn and I pinned everything to a sheet and I put it away to bring out later. This is later!
As you can see the background is black. Rather than use pinwheels in two colors only, I wanted each pinwheel to be a different color. Each of the large pinwheels is a different batik. The yellow pinwheels are each of 6 or 8 bright yellows I had in my stash. The small green pinwheels are all the same batik fabric. The color distribution is complex enough to require working on a design wall.