Friday, July 14, 2017

Scattered blue skies little blue pinwheels!

The color of the month at the RSC is blue. I started sewing my Sapphire Star, (post here) mystery blocks, all in blues, and instead of cutting off the wee triangles I sewed another seam and made tiny half square blocks.

I didn't mark, or take much care of size, they all came out about the same. After I cut them off, pressed them open, I played around with them and finally decided to do little pinwheels.Really, I didn't spend much energy trying to be exact and the blocks looked ragged but I knew they met in the center. A quick trim took care of the uneven edges, and I got to have fun instead of worrying.

Four of the little HST blocks make one pinwheel block, that I trimmed to 2"

Crazy?
ha ha!
So I didn't fuss the sewing, instead just placed them together with the angles meeting and sewed about an 8th inch seam, making sure they met in the centers. Then I trimmed all four sides down to the 2" block.

Now what... hmmm.... well I could do a border of them. What in the center???
I have a drawer of misfits, so I peered inside to find the little stamp Deb Gabel gave me once. She and I were in an art quilt group together for a few years and she was throwing this away. Well, you know me!
"could I have it?"   Laughing, she said, sure.

It's almost the right size. I'll have to trim the sides, and add a bit to the top and bottom and it will be cute!

I grew up in Tampa, and love flamingos, and love to use scraps! This should finish about 9" X 12" and hang in a little space that needs some color!
cute right?

No piece left behind...

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29 comments:

  1. That is SO sweet! I think I threw my corners away since I was working with scraps.

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  2. Strikingly beautiful! Love the flamingo.

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  3. That's going to be totally cute! Us quilters, we are crazy about our scraps aren't we? I sew extra seams to save the cut off triangles all the time!

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  4. your color choices are outstanding! This mini is so cute.

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  5. Fun! That's what creating is all about!
    Follow your heart! Use it! Summer is off to a great start with this flamigo !

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  6. I LOVE pink flamingos! Where did you find such wonderful fabric?

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  7. Very cute! But I must confess I keep seeing that poodle fabric in the background of your photos and am eager to know what your plans are for it!

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  8. Oh, I love that, LeeAnna! The perfect border for the little flamingo. No piece left behind - the perfect motto for a scrappy quilter!

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  9. The little pinwheels make a great border!

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  10. Those little blocks...so cute! I love hearing about how much FUN you are having! Instead of worrying about perfection...you are having fun!

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  11. This is so sweet, especially when you consider how tiny those pieces are. What a perfect frame for that little panel.

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  12. Just the cutest project I've seen lately!! Love those pinwheels with the flamingo.

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  13. I have some tiny bonus HST that I was thinking about using for pinwheels. Just have to remember where I put them.
    Pat

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  14. Fantastic, LeeAnna. I'm drawn to all the simple HST-based blocks at the moment so your pinwheels fit the bill nicely, and flamingos too - perfect!

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  15. Your BLUE scraps. A friend's scraps. Use ALL the scraps!! :o))
    HINT: I double-stitched my HSTs from Kevin's mystery, too. LOL!!

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  16. This quilt lives up to your Blog's name. Clearly you are confident using color. The piece makes me smile. Actually, grin is more accurate.

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  17. How cute it that! So fun to just sew and not worry. Maybe I can get in on the Thursday post this week. We will see how the week goes.

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  18. What a delight this will be. You inspire me to make some small quilt for places that need something around our house. Love your flamingos; I think these blues are the perfect complement. Congratulations.

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  19. I think this little piece is wonderful - and I did a whole quilt border once with those twice-sewn HST triangles. Wonky and erratic but oh, so colorful.

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  20. Those little pinwheels really sparkle! Great idea. :D

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  21. Great idea to make those tiny pinwheels. . Love the flamingo centre.

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  22. I love pinwheels and blue ones are so pretty. As usual you have a flair for the creative and interesting!

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  23. No piece left behind indeed!! What a wonderful way to implement this motto. Love the project! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Somehow this skipped my feeds. Oh, I love how this looks! What a great use of scraps!

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  25. The pinwheels are perfect on this! Great use from the stash - thanks for sharing today!

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