"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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Yesterday I spent the whole day working on a quilt- it's been a LONG time since I indulged in doing this, and it was wonderful!! My new sewing space is definitely inspiring me. I LOVE the openness of everything!

I picked up these "Birdie" charm packs last week when Kris was here. I had intended to make a disappearing nine-patch with them, but I decided I wanted something more from them!

So I started playing with them! I discovered that I could make some really cute pinwheel blocks with them. I only used two of the packs for this, so I still have two to do something else with :)

Here are the pinwheel blocks quarters all ready to be sewn together!
And here they all are in halves...

And here is the quilt laid out on my design wall! I think I will move them around a bit- there's too much blue towards the bottom middle. I also need to make one more block. I made 48 blocks, but the layout needs 49. The blocks are made two at a time, but I can use the extra block for a label.

I had so much fun working on this all day yesterday! I have some cleaning to do this morning, but then I plan to make the last block and get the blocks sewn together into a top!


  1. that is ADORABLE! i just love the looke of those colors on white!

  2. totally love this! I'll have to see how you did them. I've had my Sanctuary cut up for ages to do a pinwheel quilt, but of course just haven't gotten to it yet!