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« on: March 28, 2006 02:47:19 PM »

There's a little story behind this quilt I wanted to share:  I made this for my cousin's 5 year old son.  Most of the material is from a stash his grandma (my aunt) had when she passed away and we thought it would be neat to make him something from her stuff.  This little guy is part eskimo so I included some material with eskimos and igloos on it, he's also Canadian and some material has our maple leaf on it.  The rest of the kiddie patterns are things his Mom and I thought he would like - Sesame Street, Cat in the Hat, crayons, tools, bugs, kids and clowns.

http://www3.telus.net/public/rcesau1/darrian.jpg

This pinwheel pattern was the easiest pattern I've ever made and the quilting was so easy because I just followed the straight lines across the entire quilt.

It's in transit to my cousin right now and I'm sure they are going to love it, I sure do  Grin
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lorky
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2006 03:03:47 PM »

AWESOME!!!!!!!
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stacysews
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2006 03:23:41 PM »

That is beautiful (and looks hard!)!  I love the colors too.
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CMeCraft
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2006 03:34:55 PM »

I love it!!!!  You did a great job.  Candace Smiley
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lorky
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2006 06:00:36 PM »

It shouldn't be too hard, its just half squares.
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2006 08:24:38 PM »

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That is beautiful (and looks hard!)!

It might look hard but it wasn't.  I've been searching the internet to try and find a site with similar instructions to what my book had for making these pinwheels but I can't find anything.

This is what I did  - took one blue square and one colored/patterned square and put them right sides together, then drew diagonal lines on the colored/patterned square to form an X and then drew lines down and across the center of the squares - at this point I had an eight spoked 'star'.  Then I sewed 1/4" on either side of the diagonal lines and then cut on those diagonal lines as well as the other lines.  This left me with 8 small squares and I sewed them together to make 2 pinwheel squares.  It might not sound that easy but it was!
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skorpiann
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2006 11:42:59 AM »

I like your combination of patterns and solids...very nice!
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2006 12:41:15 PM »

what fun fabrics!   I think a pinwheel pattern will be my next quilt.
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2006 03:35:26 PM »

I love the pinwheel pattern! You did a great job.  For those looking for instructions, I used the ones here - http://www.fatquartershop.com/freequiltpattern-pinwheelpolkadotquilt.asp?Store_id=499&T=1
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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2006 05:13:44 PM »

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You did a great job.  For those looking for instructions, I used the ones here - http://www.fatquartershop.com/freequiltpattern-pinwheelpolkadotquilt.asp?Store_id=499&T=1

Those instructions are a little different than what I did.  What I like best about the method I used was that you ended up with enough smaller squares to make 2 larger squares of each design.
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