Saturday, January 30, 2016
Pinwheels with HSTs
Chantal's blog I knew I needed to make them for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge as well. They are so pretty and don't they all look so great together - Chantal's quilt is just gorgeous!!
I don't know what size blocks Chantal used but I decided to go with 6" blocks. Even with that decision made I proceeded to make another block size mistake. What is going on with me??? Good thing I had only cut the first six blocks as a test because I needed that test!
I am using the same background fabric throughout the quilt along with the scrappy colour selections each month. I started cutting strips at 3.5" and 2.5" from my background fabric and pulled blue strips from my scrap bins and I used my Easy Angle ruler to cut the hsts. Do you see the problem yet? Once I sewed the pinwheels together and the larger hst blocks together they just didn't fit. I had to trim my pinwheels to 3.5" so I would have my 6" block. Good thing I hadn't cut too many 2.5" strips from the white background fabric. Everything is fixed now and I guess it could have been worse if I had cut the strips too small. :)
Last night was another non-sleeping night so I made another 6 blocks to go with the first ones. I love them!
Pop on over to soscrappy's and check out the links to all of the fantastic projects being made with simple scraps.