I might have a few pictures mixed up here, so please forgive me. I'm not quite myself with the crying during the night from our new baby, you know! And, I thought you'd appreciate this before I take my afternoon nap!
As you might have heard, the doll swap is well underway and this time the rules state that all quilts must be pieced or needle turned applique to try to resemble a mini type bed covering. Since I am not, and I repeat....AM NOT, the worlds greatest piecer, I tried to devise a way to impress and get tiny without sewing my fingers off. Squares have never been a problem for me, but half squares is another story. I thought a mini pinwheel quilt might be fun so I started with 2 inch squares in the typical fashion with a line down the middle of the white one and sewing down the sides of the line. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about! I got all done and trimmed and cut the tiny corners.......
Not a bad macro shot for my 6 year old Canon, don't you think? Anyway, I continued and discovered that if I'd make the pinwheels in a normal size, I could always take my 2 1/2 inch template square, find the middle, and trim them down. Duh!
Seams aren't the best when you sew these little things together, but you do as well as you can and spray them and press them until they behave!!!
And when you're done......wa-la............
12 1/2 by 14 1/2 inches with 2 inch finished pinwheels! Problem is that my partner didn't comment, so I think it's back to the drawing board for me. Poop! I guess this might end up as another angel quilt. Good thing my new baby, Toby, is letting me sew without chewing the cords. That's a miracle in itself!
Not only is the 2 ltr bottle of Pepsi bigger than him, it weighs much more too!