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TOPIC: March Pinwheels

11 Mar 2009 00:38 #33148

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My goodness Karen you have been a busy bee getting your July 08 August 08 BOM's done and then you get the March 09 done. Are there wisps of smoke coming from your sewing machine yet? :)
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10 Mar 2009 22:57 #33147

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I finished March and put it in the show and tell. I'm so pleased with myself that I am keeping up this year. Yeah me! It's kinda making me think of candy when I look at it.

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My first pinwheel border 10 Mar 2009 19:38 #33141

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I finished one border and took a picture of it. It may be a few days before I get back to it.

I want my pinwheels to show so I used all the same fabric in each pinwheel block. On my 10 block row I used 2 flying geese units then 2 pinwheel blocks 2 flying geese, 2 pinwheel, 2 fg. I had no math to figure out, I used the 1/2 square triangles to make the flying geese units. You need 4 for the pinwheels, so I just turned them around to make the Flying Geese.

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And I do have to tell you, this was not my idea completely, I was going to use a plain block to separate the units, the flying geese was a quilt I saw on Monday in the Quilt Gallery that inspired me.

This one notice how she has flying gees and pinwheels together.

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I see that one of the outer borders is all flying geese, what to take a bet and see of some of the Pinwheels pop up in that border?? Maybe something else, Ahhh, we have a ways to go before that one.

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Re: Pinwheel colors 09 Mar 2009 08:55 #33112

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ellenceleste wrote:
I feel like I've been cutting out tiny pieces of cloth all weekend. And nothing is sewn. But all my pinwheels are cut out and hand pressed and ready to be put together.

I've been looking at the colors of my pinwheels and the colors everyone else has used and come to the conclusion that I don't want my pinwheels to be of mixed color. As I look at them, I lose the pinwheel image. They become random triangles to my perception. So I think my pinwheels will at least be all the same colors.

It's also time to consolidate my color choices. My sawtooth stars will be out of the same 18 fabric colors (4 stars for each color will give me the 72 stars I need) and I should still have enough of each fabric to give me the flying geese I'll need. And I'll use these same color groups for my larger stars as well.

I agree, If I'm going to spend all that effort to make my pinwheels match, I want the little suckers to show!

I am also using some of the 1/2 square triangles to make Flying Geese blocks to use as a filler rather than all Pinwheels. I started piecing one border today and I like it very much so far. EAch corner will have a 2 flying geese units sewed together and then there will be 2 flying geese units in each row. All the same fabric - not scrappy. Will post a picture when I'm done but I'm just back from Fl for a week and have only just started to put my blocks together.

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08 Mar 2009 22:36 #33105

I'm going for a seriously scrappy look...using as many different fabrics in as many different combinations as I can. ellencelest...You are right about losing the pinwheel effect. I'm still likin' it though. I'm afraid in a month or so it's gonna outgrow the design wall in my itty studio!
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Pinwheel colors 08 Mar 2009 20:12 #33099

I feel like I've been cutting out tiny pieces of cloth all weekend. And nothing is sewn. But all my pinwheels are cut out and hand pressed and ready to be put together.

I've been looking at the colors of my pinwheels and the colors everyone else has used and come to the conclusion that I don't want my pinwheels to be of mixed color. As I look at them, I lose the pinwheel image. They become random triangles to my perception. So I think my pinwheels will at least be all the same colors.

It's also time to consolidate my color choices. My sawtooth stars will be out of the same 18 fabric colors (4 stars for each color will give me the 72 stars I need) and I should still have enough of each fabric to give me the flying geese I'll need. And I'll use these same color groups for my larger stars as well.
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March Pinwheels 08 Mar 2009 19:01 #33098

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Hi All -- I followed Margo's tutorial and pined pairs together so that I didn't have to unsew, and it worked very well. I just hung my BOM for DH to take a pix and said to leave it on the wall, he thought it was pretty as it is. That was nice. I too am going to get the stars completed due to worry about enough fabric.

Enjoying the 2009 BOM ride. MKNavy and I are going to a TQS taping on Saturday. Should be fun.

Sharon in Colorado - it's still light out I'm not used to this.
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08 Mar 2009 17:00 #33093

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Keith wrote:
How embarrassing! Everyone's is going together so smoothly... Am I the only one who made some of their pinwheels spinning in the wrong direction? :oops:
I guess I should have remembered that, or read the directions better! :D

NOPE, I put mine together by laying them out the way they were suppose to go (using one that was already sewn) and then put a dot of glue so I would sew the right sides together. Only had to take out a few.
Blessing from Northwest Indiana, USA
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08 Mar 2009 04:01 #33083

I left the sewing machine because I realized I had pairs that would not even make pinwheels and the ones that did, did not all spin the same. :oops: :oops: :oops:
Maybe tomorrow I will be able to unsew all that I need to. :lol:
And here I thought it was going so good. :oops: :lol:

Jean In Windsor, ON

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08 Mar 2009 00:00 #33081

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How embarrassing! Everyone's is going together so smoothly... Am I the only one who made some of their pinwheels spinning in the wrong direction? :oops:
I guess I should have remembered that, or read the directions better! :D
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07 Mar 2009 17:01 #33076

Got my March installment posted. It's a good thing there are floating borders cuz my 1/4 in seam allowance must be way off! Gotta re-test! :roll:
Sherry
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06 Mar 2009 17:26 #33060

My pinwheels are now part of my quilt top. March is all done and posted. Now I can have fun watching as other BOM'S are posted. I love watching the beautiful quilt tops grow. Nina
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06 Mar 2009 15:35 #33051

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My March addition has been added to the Show and Tell.
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I'm done too 04 Mar 2009 18:20 #33025

I decided to get it done early this month as I had to really push to get it done by the end of Feb. :) I ended up with only one border between my 4-patch border and my pinwheels because my 4-patch ended up so big, but my pinwheel is right were it should be. Oh well... It worked.

I was thinking that I would get a bunch of sawtooth stars done this month, but it is a good thing that I did the pinwheel border early because my March just booked up. Great for business, but not as much sewing for me. :)
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