I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend!
It's late afternoon this side of the globe. It has been a hot and humid day; +30C / 86F and 75% humidity. A perfect day for sewing! :)
To me plans almost always fail, so I have given up making plans! I had in mind to do something else today, but... I watched a video tutorial last night, recommended by Deb who commented on my previous post. The tutorial is how to make disappearing pinwheel blocks. I'm familiar with 'disappearing 4-patch' and 'disappearing 9-patch', but 'disappearing pinwheel'? No! It really caught my attention and I just had to try!
I pulled out different fabrics and a floral cream tone-on-tone.
The tutorial uses two 'layer cakes' (10 inch squares). If you don't have any, simply cut your own squares. These blocks are perfect for a scrappy look.
Make one pinwheel block....
.... and then, after cutting and shuffling;
This is my first block.
It can also be made like this;
... or this...
It's addictive! I've made 4 blocks today!
Not sure I like this one, it's too busy I think... haven't sewn it together so maybe I will re-arrange it..
The last one...
The cream tone-on-tone looks good for a 'clean' look, but I want it a bit more scrappy so I used another light fabric, with sliced bananas! :)
Love using up bits and pieces and as I said above; perfect for a scrappy look. I have yet to decide on how I want the blocks and the size of the quilt - yes, it's going to be a scrappy quilt. :)
Deb, thanks so much for recommending this tutorial!
They are really fun to make! If you want to give it a try, click here for the tutorial.