August 10, 2013

Daisy Pinwheel Block

It appears that I'm not the only one
who really loves Pinwheels,
our August theme for 
the Across The Pond Sew Along!

Besides Susie and Amanda,
who have already been making their Pinwheel projects,
there's a whole new fun series going on
over at Summercrafter,

{Elaine's first featured block is actually the Pinwheel.}

Well, it's not Friday night any more,
but I'm going to join the party, fashionably late.

One of the Pinwheels I highlighted in my pinwheel theme
post was called Daisy Pinwheel,
I decided to make this block and try my hand
at a bit of curved piecing.

I'm happy to report that it was actually
very easy to make this pretty pinwheel!

Keeping the vintage vibe,
I chose some of my 30's repro scraps
in reds, whites and blues.

I just followed Charise's directions to create the pinwheel.

{I think the pattern was missing one of the notches, but I just folded my pattern in half and marked the notch there.}

I chose to use freezer paper for my templates.
I traced the pattern onto the paper side of the freezer paper,
then cut them out on the drawn lines.
Seam allowances were already included.

I have to admit that I chose to iron my freezer paper
templates onto the WRONG side of the fabrics.
This worked fine, but if you want your pinwheel
to spin in the same direction as Charise's,
just iron all of the templates to the RIGHT sides of the fabric.

I almost called it "finished"
when I saw that the center points all
came together fairly nicely.

Then I decided to make one little yoyo for the center,
using another cute repro print...

and stitch it into place, along with a button.

That's it's done!

Have fun making your own pinwheels,
and link up at Summercrafter
and the Across The Pond Sew Along on Flickr!

{I know I'm not finished yet making Pinwheels!}

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  1. This block is delightful! I love your fabric choices and colors! And to put the yoyo in the center is just too cute!!


  2. The pinwheel journey just keeps getting better! The curved piecing really makes this block spin and how cute is that yoyo in the middle! I love it!
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

  3. Amy that is so clever, that yo-yo makes it look like it's spinning faster! LOL. Love those prints too 1930s. and thanks for joining in the fun! Appreciate that!

  4. This block is all together just too, too cute!! Your spinning pinwheel is whizzing up a treat!!

  5. I am in love with your pinwheel!! The fabric choices are great! I am looking forward to this month being over so I can do some sewing for myself. :)

  6. That came out fantastic! See...told you it was easier than it looked!

  7. This is so cute! I will have to try the curved pinwheel.

  8. Amy ... I pondered this last week looked at th tutorial and got spooked!! I am not good with written directions .., however now you have me second guessing. Guess I will give it a second thought ! Love the pinwheel !

  9. I was gonna say...Your points came out so well, it's a shame to cover them up. But I do like the yo-yo center!

  10. love your blocks. is that the pattern sawblades?


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