April 27, 2010
back on the wagon
To make these pinwheels, I decided to sew two 10-inch squares together on opposite sides, right side to right side, then cut them down the middle. After I started doing this I realized that I would be piecing them together a little differently than I had planned- 6 of one, 1/2 dozen of the other. Really doesn't matter. What DOES matter though is my skill level. I sewed 4 of the 8 triangles together to form a pinwheel & everything matched up perfectly & looked great. Then I sewed 2 more triangles together to have 6 of 8 sewn together & things got a little wonky...
Kinda hard to tell from the picture but triangles 5 & 6 do not match up at ALL w/ the other triangles. Oh well- there's always a Plan B! & here is mine:
Pretty little squares! These are a much better choice considering they're much faster to piece together & I've got t minus 10 days until the big day.
I sewed a total of 31 squares together last night.
Each square is about 10"x10" (I think...), give or take a bit for seam allowances. I am going to alternate the above yellow & flower blocks w/ coordinating pink & bubble fabric blocks.
Tonight my goal is to get all of the above pink blocks sewed into the right side to right side blocks so that on Friday I can cut them up & piece them into usable 10" blocks. Then the really fun part comes- piecing all of the blocks together into two pretty quilts! :)
I have to get both of these quilts DONE by May 8... can I do it?!