I've been wanting to make a pinwheel quilt for a while. Last Spring I found out that the preschool teacher, who has taught both kiddos for the last 2 years and who is teaching Baby Girl this year, was expecting baby girl #3 in September. She said she was planning on using the purple nursery she had already from the first two. That gave me the idea of using purple and yellow as they are complementary colors and have a good value contrast. I had to buy a bunch of purples as that is not a color I use very often. It's good to have an excuse to beef up the stash.
It's about 58 inches square, which is a good cuddle lap size. I like to make baby quilts that are big enough to cuddle with the baby under. I quilted it in cross hatching diagonals. I've had really good luck quilting on the bias lately. I haven't had any bunching.
I don't have the HST bug out of my system. I'm debating a king sized HST quilt, but I'm also leaning towards using half rectangle triangles.