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Polka Dot Pinwheel

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Polka Dot Pinwheel

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Craftsy Block of the Month 2013 taught by Laura Nownes

Learn new quilting techniques, make new friends and create a sampler quilt! Laura Nownes demonstrates 10 fabulous blocks and numerous techniques in this FREE class.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Casual, Funky
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What materials did you use? Cotton fabric & thread

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What are you most proud of? All the points and its flat as a pancake!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Lay out the entire block and take a photo to use as reference when assembling the block.. This block can also be done without "Y" seams as taught by Kimberly Einmo in Craftsy' Magic Jelly Roll class - the Lonestar lessons. I would use "Y" seams when using a print background fabric but not when using a solid.

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Jean, you did a beautiful job, here... with the way you coordinated colors, and mix of patterns and scale... I know, from your past work, that you are very technically talented... you always get those points to match! You have created a block that is very pleasing to the eye... I know this took some thought. I admire your work very much! Good Job!!

06/25/2013 Flag

Why thank you fur such kind words! You know how I love your work :D I played with this one alot before deciding on the final layout. If I had it to do over again I'd flip the top yellow orange segment. That would give the secondary design in the middle (serendipitous) more definition and pop. But I'm happy with it as is :)

06/26/2013 Flag

Oh, I see what you mean! So funny, I do the same thing -- re-design my blocks in my mind, after they are sewn together... there is always some new idea to try! I have not made this block, yet, but I will keep in mind a secondary design, if and when I put one of these beauties together. I have not been doing much sewing, until this week -- big house project (unexpected) going on! I love your work too!! Especially the serendipitous stuff!! <3

07/04/2013 Flag

Jean your work is amazing - love this bright and cheery block too. You are so good with your colour combinations.

07/02/2013 Flag

You are so kind Beth. I've learned a lot along the way - mostly that I can really surprise myself sometimes by just playing around with the fabrics.

07/03/2013 Flag

I love the way this star came out and the fabrics are fabulous!

07/11/2013 Flag

Thanks so much Jennifer - what kind words :D

07/11/2013 Flag

Love this! I'm with you on the bright fabric choices. This is incredible! Your seams are seamless!

07/15/2013 Flag

Thanks Dani! I just saw your fantastic hollow blocks - they're wonderful!

07/15/2013 Flag

I love colour! I went to a quilting fair and this woman had made a beautiful quilt but it was all brown shades - all of her quilts were brown shades - the patterns were divine but the colouring was so blah - I cant draw or paint (even stick figures are sad) this give me a scope to play with colour and produce some beautiful colourful artwork and I love your quilts!!!

09/06/2013 Flag

Thank you so much for your kind words - you make me smile :D

09/06/2013 Flag