Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dissapearing Pinwheel


Happy Easter!
Well next Sunday it will be Easter. We are having a quiet Easter at our house, my daughter and her family will be spending Easter with her husbands family. That means that the children will not be at our house. Easter Egg hunts are not the same with out our 2 darling grand daughters. We will look forward to next year.

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 I just finished a quilt for spring using a method that was fast and fun. I think the women that came up with this pattern were brilliant! 
All you do is cut 10 inch squares of the two fabrics needed for each block, sew around the edges, then cut across the block 2 times to make a large pinwheel. Sew them together and cut 2 1/8 inches from the center seam 4 times around the center pinwheel. Rearrange the block pieces and you have this fun block.You can watch on You Tube with the Missouri Quilt Company, here is where you can find their Disappearing Pinwheel demo.
http://youtu.be/9rgQd6asPQs

I am excited to have my quilt, quilted so that I can use it at home. I am going to teach you their method at Mormon Handicraft in Murray, Utah, if you want to see it in person.

I am finishing my Broken Wheel quilt this week also, I have posted this quilt before, but here is a reminder of what I am doing with this quilt. I wanted to use this block for a long time and I love the fabrics I used, so I know this will be one of my favorites.



My husband and I are leaving for Hawaii on Monday and I am taking with me a new quilt idea. I have been piecing my quilts a lot lately, but I am going to applique this quilt. Some of you that know me well, know that I usually have applique in all of my quilts. If not applique at least some embellishments. This quilt will have baskets of different sizes and flowers, WOW, I have used those ideas before!
I guess I am going back to my roots.
I will show you how it looks when we come home. I hope you will like.

I better go work on cleaning my house and finding clothes for warmer weather.

Good bye for now,
Laurie



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