Made some progress on my blue/brown version of Primitive Gatherings Pinwheel Garden.
The pattern recommends paper piecing the HSTs, but I opted for the "optional method" without the papers.
These blocks will finish at 4", which means that each pinwheel is 1". It is really fun to see these blocks come together.
The little pinwheel star quilt top I made recently was created from a bag of HSTs a friend had given me. She also gave me a little bag of Kansas Troubles 1" strips in a variety of lengths. It took me a while, but I finally figured out that they were for log cabin blocks. I used them as leader/enders for my day of frenzied sewing.
These blocks will finish at 3 1/2". Haven't counted to see how many blocks I will get out of these pieces.
I used some leftover pieces of other projects to whip up a couple of pincushions.
In fact, I have started stitching on the two in the bottom of the photo.
This is what I created from the little purple stars in my previous post. The ditch stitching is done and I am marking it for FMQ.
A lovely surprise came in the mail from Sue. She made such clever, collapsible thread catchers and showed them on her blog. She offered to send me the pattern. Well, it wasn't just a pattern that arrived all the way from Australia. A beautiful cheddar thread catcher was included. Thanks so much, Sue!!
Had lunch earlier this week with my good buddy Kris, from Lavender Quilts blog. Look what she brought me. Does she know me, or what? : ) Thanks bunches, Kris!!
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Felt so good to finally have a sewing day, even though I didn't feel good. : )
Until next time,