All the Traffic Jam blocks are done, and I’ll tackle top assembly soon. But in the meantime, I needed another L&E project. Ever since I made Chocolate Covered Pinwheels, I’ve wanted to make another pinwheel quilt.
It was one of my first, and those pinwheels are pretty disastrous! (Still, for a first effort, it was decent, and Dave uses it a lot because it’s nice and long.) I know I can make much nicer pinwheels now.
I mentioned a few weeks ago, that I’ve got a pile of 5″ scraps, and I really needed to start using them. I’ve got a good mix of prints and solids. And two of each is all that’s needed to make a pinwheel block.
So my new L&E project is set. I’m doing the 2-from-1 HST method.
At the end of every sewing session, I’ll grab up the L&Es that are ready to cut.
They will get cut, ironed and trimmed. (This way they don’t pile up and I don’t have a million and one to do all at once.) Then they are put in the basket that hangs from my open scissor drawer, ready for the next sewing session…
… where they will be turned into big, bold, beautiful pinwheels!
Here’s where all my other quilts are at:
- Walk Like a Dinosaur: Still building dino toes
- Calico Garden: Just two giant stars left
- Blockhead: Patiently awaiting Wednesday
- Dog Logs II: Building cabins, log by dog
- Rainbow in the dark: Building blue blocks
- Crosstown Traffic: Ready for top assembly!
- Leader and Ender quilt – Spin me right round, baby!
8 thoughts on “Spinning my wheels”
I think that must require a lot of ROOM. Does it??
The dog log cabin!!!! My favorite I think
That is a beautiful pinwheel. I admire those with the patience to quilt. I’ve made a few but realize it’s definitely NOT my first love. :-). I’m not very good at it.
Pretty! I love pinwheels.
I wish I had your organizational skills. I seem to go from one mess to another these days.
Love your pinwheel blocks! That’s quite an impressive queue of projects. I really love Calico Garden.
HST’s can become so many things….i grew up with my Gram making pinwheels most often!
Nice to see this on the go!
Pinwheels are fun to make! Making two HSTs at a time is my favorite method. You’re clever to trim and square them as you make them.
Wow! You are a busy quilter! I like the colors in the pinwheel.
The Bear Paw is gorgeous!!! Oh to have a long arm and the talent. I have to say, our dogs haven’t been much different. I am always home, but they haven’t seemed to be out of sorts with Hubster home and now ScientistGirl home. Love Pinwheels!!! Even though a year ago I would have said Meh.