February 9th, 2011

With the February class schedule finished and posted on the website now it is time to have a little fun.  One of the new classes on this schedule (it will be offered again in March and April) is a new technique for pinwheels.  But not only for pinwheels but also windmills, interlocking tiles, hourglasses, zig-zag designs  and more.  These designs look complicated but don’t be intimidated, even novice quilters will have success!  This technique is magical and you will enjoy perfect points every time.

Here is my first block of four.  There will be two with a blue background and two with a purple background.  The fabric for the triangle points is the same for all four blocks.   This one isn’t sewn, which is why the points don’t come together in the center – yet!  Think of all the different combinations that could be put together.  I am thinking of a quilt with each background square a different color but the triangles will all be the same to pull it all together.  I love this technique!!

If you haven’t seen it on our facebook page, I started a sweater just before the Super Bowl so I could work on it during the game.  I have got a good start and am looking forward to some knitting time soon – maybe tonight. 

This is a bulky wool/alpaca yarn and the pattern is a top down short sleeved shrug/ cropped sweater.  I will probably knit mine a bit longer than the pattern calls for since I have discovered over the years of  making garments and things, that there is a certain length to jackets, shirts, pants and even purse handles that work best for me.  By the way, the yarn and pattern are available in the shop and the yarn comes in three other color ways.

Have a great day and till next time – happy crafting!

Lisa 🙂

 

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