The beginning of a new month means working on some blocks and our Across The Pond Sew Along project!
|It's never too late to jump into "the pond" with us and start a project!|
It is Amy's turn to choose a project, and she has picked Pinwheels for the August theme!
Amy's blog, Amy Made That! has a beautiful variety of pinwheels, where you will be inspired and can even find a specific project to make. Amanda, of The Patchsmith, is working on her pinwheel project, and will be blogging about her pinwheel soon.
I have noticed some cute patterns that use pinwheels.
Allison, at Cluck Cluck Sew has a pattern called Peppermint Twist:
|Photo from Cluck Cluck Sew Peppermint Twist by Cluck Cluck Sew|
She also has blogged about making a pinwheel table runner.... isn't this beautiful?
|' very busy table runner ' by Cluck Cluck Sew|
photo from Cluck Cluck Sew
I made this cute little pincushion last week, and realized it actually formed a 'squared -off shape' pinwheel.
It is a free pattern from Very Berry Handmade :
|Quick-pieced Pincushion by Ali of Very Berry Handmade|
photo by Very Berry Handmade
Here is my little pincushion. It is a fun and fast little project to make! It is great for scraps. It measures just under 3 inches by 3 inches.
|Susie's Quick Pieced Pincushion ... see the squared pinwheel|
You can see what other pinwheel projects are being created in our ATPSA Flickr group. Join in and put your ATPSA project in the group to share.
Next, onto the block I made for the August Modern Blocks Quilt A Long at And Sew We Craft....
|BoM at And Sew We Craft|
It is on page 150 of the book, "Modern Blocks", compiled by Susanne Woods.
|Alyce's Quatrefoil block|
photo by Blossom Heart Quilts
|Susie's Quatrefoil block for Aug. design by Solidia Hubbard|
I am enjoying this Block of the month from the book. I think because I am making blocks that I would not normally "venture out" to try on my own!