Uh, OH… I think I am in LOVE!!
Being the procrastinator that I am, it shouldn’t surprise you (or me) that I have spent the last two days working on a project that is due for mail out tomorrow. 😀
I am making pinwheel and swirling star blocks. For July’s Block Lotto in my quilt group.
I almost didn’t sign up. Since I suck at anything with points to line up. But decided how will I ever learn if I don’t try and go outside my comfort zone.
And guess what?
Making the pinwheels was easier than I thought. These were my first ones. Not hard. But I had to be oh so careful trimming them and making sure the seams matched perfectly to the 45 degree lines. Thankfully I have a revolving cutting mat. It worked great.
The amazing part about this project is how the same blocks produce two completely different looks. Sew four blocks and I get a pinwheel.
The leftover four blocks (from the original Half-Square-Triangles) PLUS four rectangles and one little square in the center and I get a swirling star. I love how the swirling star turned out.
I will make up a few more sets and get them mailed tomorrow.
Then I am going to make up some scrappy swirling star blocks. Just to see how they turn out. I have plenty of scraps. A boatload. I have enjoyed this project. Who knew!! Lesson learned. Try it. You might like it!!
In case you are wondering how my umbrella quilt is coming along, I haven’t worked on the back yet. Still deciding on what I want. I tried these HUGE strips. For one huge umbrella. Hate it!!
I went to JoAnn’s a couple days ago and bought these purple fabrics. These might work.
At least they will add color. I really do want an umbrella for the back. Got to figure it out.
And no, I haven’t let my pillowcase project fall by the wayside. Since I can whip them out pretty fast, I have been setting aside a couple days a month and playing catch up. I have 17 pillowcases ready for French seams.
And I gathered up a pile of fabrics for the next pillowcase marathon.
Probably will do seven more for an even 24 and then get them mailed off one day this week. It is still a fun project. So I will keep it going for as long as I can.
So… what have you been up to? Do tell. 😀
Update 7-23-12: I finished three sets.