Friday, December 18, 2015

Not Peppermint


Maybe "Taffy Pinwheels"?

I enjoy making the Peppermint Pinwheels block and shared it with two groups I'm involved with .... people loved it.

The reason that this is just a two-block runner is that I had exactly one fat quarter of muslin that I had made leaf prints on, using acrylic INKS (not dye, not paint).


I found some batiks that worked, then quilted lightly with big stitch.  The batting was a remnant of Quilters Dream Orient (silk, bamboo, etc., etc.) and was a dream to quilt through.  The finishing touch came when I found a baggie of polymer clay buttons that I had made years ago and forgotten about.  Guess this is what I was saving them for!

Another, brighter, larger peppermint pinwheel project is also in the works.

2 comments:

  1. I am so glad you showed other quilters this technique. With freeform blocks, people who enjoy traditional quilting can get a chance to let loose a bit and still get their fix on perfect piecing. It is like getting best of both the worlds. Love the name, NOT PEPPERMINT.

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  2. What interesting fabrics. Love the way you made your own and the hand stitching on the yellow squares. Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

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