I have recently begun a new, small patchwork project, thanks to the encouragements of Avis, of Oh Sew Tempting. Avis is my official enabler/cheerleader and has been giving me advice, boosting confidence, and basically saying “come on Claire, you can do it!” So I decided to take the plunge and have begun my first pinwheels.
I wasn’t planning on doing pinwheels at all at first lol. I had downloaded a very pretty pattern with a step-by-step tutorial to make a small quilt top with the “Somerset” charm squares Avis gave me for my birthday. She reckoned the pattern was “nice” but “not challenging enough” lol. However, I didn’t want to go using my lovely Moda charm pack on a new adventure, when I was worried about messing it up . . . so we decided I could compromise and try a small cushion cover sized project for my first pinwheels.
Here is the first one front and back)
I’m afraid I have no idea what prints I’m using. I have been building up a stash of free charm squares (charm packs given by Pelenna Patchworks everytime you spend more than £25) . . . I simply chose some that I think look nice together, and am taking it from there.
This third photo, to give you an idea of colours and prints. None of the other blocks are assembled yet.
So there will be nine blocks, and these will be assembled with white sashing. I’m hoping to fit in some quality sewing time this coming week . . . so stay tuned.