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.


  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.

  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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