Here's my version of the Li'l Twister tool pinwheel project for my girl. She graduates from college this weekend and is in the process of moving into an apartment. This is a little housewarming gift for her.
It ended up approximately 15" x 21". I put Insul-bright along with cotton batt in this one so she could set a casserole dish on it if she wanted. The black tonal pinwheel fabric might have been a poor choice, but I hoped the solid black would be enough different so it wouldn't get lost. It was a quick & easy, fun little project. What little waste there was I cut into 2 1/2" squares to be used in something else down the road.
I think I'd like to try this in my western fabrics. Maybe make it one row narrower and several rows longer so it is actually a table runner rather than just an oversized placemat, which is what this kind of reminds me of now.
Things have been pretty slow in my quilting world lately, so whipping up a little project in an afternoon felt good.
If these were actual windmill blades on the windy prairies today, I can guarantee you they'd be spinning so fast they'd just be a blur. There'd be no trouble pumping water for the livestock today.