My first is this aqua, red and white "Whirling Star" block. The pattern was from the book Block by Block by Beth Donaldson but I used that awesome Bliss Fabric and thought it was perfect ... reminded me of a peppermint candy. I think the pattern is pretty traditional-combination of pinwheel and star but the fabric is modern. Still, I'm going with the traditional category.
post at Quiltstory back in August, in a quilt shared by Twin Fibers. I love pinwheels and thought this was an interesting modification...looks like a windmill. As I've shared before here (in fact just yesterday), the fabric is from a charm pack I couldn't resist buying and think it's perfect for Valentine's day. Again, the pattern is traditional but the fabric is kind of retro modern. Still, I'm going with the traditional category for this one as well based on block pattern.