many small pieces. And, you've probably guessed that I was trying to figure an easier
way...all along not finding one and wasting time.
I *knew* that I'd seen Double Pinwheels somewhere before. That somewhere, was
deep in the recesses of old folds in my old brain! lol Not to be found until it was
a bit too late.
It took quite a while for me to find my "big girl" pants. Finally, I did and began to
just follow the directions. Novel idea, right?
The fabrics are from my stash...fat quarters, scraps...whatever seems to work.
For more info on the Wishes Quilt Along visit The Fat Quarter Shop blog
Just as I had finished cutting and sewing the triangles for #2 block, a place
on the internet triggered the lost Double Pinwheel tidbits hiding in my memory.
Does this book look familiar? And, in the words of Celine Dion,
"It's all coming back to me now..."
Eleanor Burn's Double Pinwheel book! You can find the tutorial online
The basic premise is to sew strips together, cut, and sew half/square
triangles out of the strips. SOOO much easier than the method I did
on block #2 above.
Too bad my memory was (IS) a
leeeetle way too slow! =P
Have any of you made a Double Pinwheel block the "Eleanor Burns" way?
Starting back in the mid 1970's, Eleanor Burns began finding some VERY
ingenious/easier ways to create quilt blocks, that in the past had traditionally
taken much longer to do. She revolutionized quilting techniques and brought
many smiles because of her style of teaching. To me, it was frustrating that
it took so long for her to be inducted into the Quilter's Hall of Fame. She was
finally honored in 2012.
Any-whoooo, and stepping down from "Ruby's soap box". =P