Today I linked up with Jo's Country Junction http://www.joscountryjunction.com/the-double-wedding-ring-quilt-along/comment-page-1/
Jo is having a quilt along for her amazing Double Wedding Ring Quilt and I'm going to attempt to link up and quilt along with her. I loved loved this quilt and I have the magazine and plenty of scraps! Can't for next Wednesday. In the meantime, I need to find the magazine and see if I want to have templates made. I'm also going to look for my Quick Curve ruler to see if I can use that for cutting out the templates. Wish me luck! Have a great quilting day! Carol
Saturday, July 7, 2018
One day, I decided to sort out bins of fabric that have been accumulating heaven knows what. I found 13 pinwheel blocks that I had made during the Celtic Solstice mystery from Bonnie Hunter. That was at least 5 mysteries ago and I never finished that project. Looking at them I could see why. I was fairly new to quilting at that point and they were terrible! None of the points came together in the middle. But, I'm not one to throw things out, especially when it comes to fabric. I thought, "these would be perfect for centers on Bonnie's Tile block from May/June 2018 QUILTMAKER magazine." It was all the rage a couple of months ago!
So, I rummaged through my purple bin, cut loads of 1.5" strips and started sewing. These little blocks sew up fast! I looked through my stash and found 2 yards of this OMG polka dot fabric. I call it an OMG fabric because its, OMG why did I buy this? I don't even like this fabric! It was on sale of course and I thought at the time it would make a good baby quilt. From that two yards I cut the border, 12 more alternate blocks and pieced the backing! Yay, just a bit left to cut into 2.5" squares for a future use. All in all I figured I used up about 4 yards of fabric in my stash!
As I said before, the pinwheel points didn't exactly come together but I quilted them with orange peels and its hardly noticeable!
Another trip to the stash found about a 1/3 yard strip of a purple batik for binding! That little quilt is done!