In June 2015 I received these three pinwheel blocks from Susan who blogs at Desert Sky Quilting. This block is actually called a Flying Fan and Sue provides a tutorial. Great huh?!
The yellow Flying Fan block grabbed my fancy first and I drew on some arches with the longarm rulers. I did not use them for quilting, just drawing.
I must have changed my mind a thousand times while sketching on this block… as you can see by all the purple lines…
I am using a simple white thread on top and in the bobbin. It is a finer thread by Amann and I love it.
I have found that I gravitate towards tiny feathers for this quilt project. So I am just going with the flow.
I am very happy with this result.
And of course a picture of the back! Love that too!
The second block I tackled was this beauty I received from Nanette who blogs at Stitch and Sew.
Again I drew lines with a rules and stitched it freehand.
I tried some matchstick quilting to flatten certain areas to create a kind of shadow pattern.
Yep, some feathers snuck in there too.
You can see the feathers and overall shapes better from the back:
The third block was this lovely one from Sue who blogs at From the Magpie’s Nest
I did use the longam ruler, now with the ruler foot. It went very well. In between the arches I put lots and lots of small feathers. More feathers 😉
A bit of the purple marker is this visible in this picture. (The purple marker didn’t disappear by itself so I wetted the block. The purple was gone within minutes.) The aches in the centre square I only drew as a reference line for the feathers.
Did you spot the fussy cut centre?
And the lovely back!
At the moment I am working lots of secret projects for the F2F2 swap. The first set of blocks have been mailed of to France and the seconds set is about two-thirds done. There are fantastic color combinations to work with. I really enjoyed it! I hope to show you the first set soon!