Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Pinwheels



My friend & fellow blogger Joan, posted the link to HGTV with the directions for Double Pinwheel Blocks. It's an Eleanor Burns pattern & I have the book & to this day I have never used the BOOK. Last night I made 2 blocks

So simple! And if I follow the directions correctly, there is a teeny tiny pinwheel on the back. You have to do that so that all the seams lie down flat!

I was just trying to see if I could do them & they were fast & easy.These Were just "test"blocks to see if I could make them easy enough. I sew with Singer Featherweight and I use a 1/4 inch foot on it. The "foot" makes the seams a scant wider than a TRUE 1/4 inch & since I use it so much, I compensate. My strip sets did not measure EXACTLY 4.5 inches. They were more like 4 & 3/8's. So that is the width I sub-cut the strip sets. By looking at the blocks - can you tell I didn't have an EXACT 1/4 inch? I don't think so !!!


Sam

2 comments:

~Joan said...

Hey, Sam--just what you need...another quilt to make!! Hahahahaha! Your pinwheels look fabulous. Aren't they soooo easy?? I'm enjoying your blog. ~Joan

momtofatdogs said...

Thank You !