Thursday, April 28, 2011


One of my favorite tutorial sites to learn quilting techniques and get quilt ideas is the Missouri Star Quilt Company on YouTube.  I've been wanting to try their Fast and Easy Pinwheels!!! method... so last night, I did!

There has been some concern online about the bias edges but I didn't have a lot of problem with that... the photo reveals where a bias edge is not already in a seam, it tends to draw up a little.  However, I think once all the blocks are made and sewn together with an added border... that everything will be even...

Oh... and I want to point out that the points of the pinwheels don't match exactly... but you know something?  I'm hoping this quilt will be so loved and used that it won't matter one little bit if it's not perfect!

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Wouldn't you know it... the first number drawn was a "no reply" blogger who didn't leave her email address in her post.... so I had to draw another number.   

Drum roll please....   and the winner of the wonky star mug rug / mat is.....

30. Alycia said...      
    Sounds like a great time for a give-away! Love that mug rug!!

I've emailed Alycia and am awaiting her reply... thanks to all who entered the give-away... and thanks for making blogging so much fun!


  1. Congratulations Alycia with your Wonky Star.
    From a distance with one eye closed all the point looks great;o)

  2. Congrats to Alycia!

    The pin wheels look great. I made pin wheel baby quilts once upon a time and tied them with yarn and/or embroidery floss.

    I hope to make a star candle mat soon.

  3. Congratulations to Alycia! And the pinwheels look perfect in my eyes.

    Very nice job on the tutorial as well, Freda; so easy to read and lots of photos.

  4. While I admire quilters who make perfect blocks, I don't care if my points don't match. I generally make my quilts for friends, family and charity. I want that they should be used and snuggled in and under and concidered big soft hugs. Crooked seams and not quite mathing points just don't compete with the love.