Thursday, June 2, 2011
Missouri Star Quilt: HST Pinwheels and a Leaf and a 3-Patch Rectangle
I came across a blog entry called "My First Pinwheel" she had a picture indeed of her first pinwheel - it wasn't the entire quilt or a stack of blocks. My kind of person, someone who celebrates the little steps.
She used this tutorial from Missouri Star Quilts...
What a wonderful way to think of HST! I know it's not liberated stitching as all the triangles will turn out perfectly - but the thinking behind coming up with the technique is very liberated!
I want to sew up a lot of these! I have a stack of assorted fabrics that I cut up in charm squares with the acucutter and a stack of smaller squares that I received in the WW Swap. But it will have to wait until next week as I'm away from the sewing machine for the long WPI Reunion weekend..... I do need to develop some skill in a hand craft so I can create something while on these trips....
Added: I started with 5.5 charm squares and my sewing wasn't perfect so my squares ended up being between 3 and 3.25 inches. I'll verify when I return from this trip.
I did get some sewing done - back to little blocks, but it's still satisfying: