Friday, 29 November 2013
It looked like this.
I love pinwheels!
Friday, 22 November 2013
Friday, 15 November 2013
I have been working on it this week. As I am doing hand quilting it is taking a little longer, but I will have it down soon.
I LOVE this little block!
I think my border is going to be a little thicker and the corner stones are different. The fabric is Sarah Jane, Children at Play.
I just adore pinwheels and I am pretty pleased with my points and the joining up of these.
The pinwheels are 5" finished and I started with two white squares and two coloured squares. The squares were 3.5" square and I cut them down after sewing them to the correct size.
Next week - a finished cushion!
Friday, 8 November 2013
I quilted it 0.25" from most of the seams but I also want to do some hand quilting in the centre.
To make a finished block 18" x 18" you need:
8 coloured squares 4.25" x 4.25"
8 white squares 4.25" x 4.25"
12 white squares 2.5" x 2.5"
1 white square 6.5"
4 white strips 2.5" x 8.5"
4 white strips 2.5" x 6.5"
To make the half square triangles there are a couple of different ways.
One way is to take two of the 4.25" x 4.25" squares, one white, one coloured and lay them right sides together.
I really must try some other design of quilting someday!
Happy Friday! xxxxx
Edit - I have since found out thanks to the comments below that this design is Round and Round from Thimble Blossoms by Camille Roskelley
Thursday, 7 November 2013
I saw on Kirstie's Vintage Home (channel 4 on UK TV) with Kirstie Allsopp an idea that really caught my imagination. They gave hardly any details about it but showed a quick before and after making two bedside tables from one vintage dressing table. Every now and then, when I remembered I looked on ebay for an old dressing table but although they were on there, they were very often $250 or more. Totally unacceptable prices obviously. Finally one came up on freecycle and I grabbed it!
The mirror came with it but wasn't attached. I don't see how it would be attached but I will use it for something else.
I took the two middle drawers away and got the runners off and was left with this: