2.05.2013

a first ~ for me ~ a pinwheel quilt block

You're never too old to learn a new skill, and today I had my first lesson in piecing a pinwheel quilt block.  I've wanted to learn to quilt for the last few years and when I read about a prayer quilt opportunity through my friend Snoodles over at Lily Pad Quilting, I decided this was the time.  Though with all due respect Snoodles, it took me a LOT longer than your 'I-have-fifteen-minutes-of-time-what-can-I-get-done', but with this being my first pinwheel adventure, I expected such and set aside extra time and thoroughly enjoyed the process.   :)

Snoodles let us know about Missy who is needing help pulling together a prayer quilt for her friend, sweet Kenzie, who is 7, has cerebral palsy and is recuperating from surgery on her leg and hip.  You can read all about Kenzie at Missy's blog.  I've knitted many prayer shawls, so was immediately drawn to the idea of a 'prayer quilt' using the same principle as one prays for the quilt's recipient while the blocks are made.

Missy thought pink and white or purple and white pinwheels from a 5" square would suit.  My first pinwheel quilt block:
I decided to keep my first-ever-pinwheel-quilt-block and it didn't take long to work up 6 more, now that I felt like I sorta' knew what I was doing, so these have already been mailed to Missy.
I used the Missouri Star Quilt Co. 'Update on the Easy Pinwheels' YouTube video that both Snoodles and Missy linked to and also referred to Susannah Kate over at Art Nest 's photo tutorial.

It feels nice to be part of a prayer quilt AND push myself to finally dip my toe into quilting.  I think I'm hooked!  


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8 comments:

  1. Thank you ever so much for your help!

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    1. You are most welcome Missy! I am so looking forward to seeing the finished quilt. It's been fun to see the other pinwheels you've been receiving. Thank YOU for inspiring me to try something new.

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  2. Very, very nice pinwheel blocks for just learning! I don't think you are going to have any trouble becoming an accomplished quilter. But do be careful. Quilting IS very addictive!!

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    1. Thank you for the 'warning', but I think I'm 'smitten' now. :) Those were such fun blocks to make.

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  3. They are so sweet! Thanks for referencing me :) ~ Susannah Kate aka Art Nest

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    1. You are welcome. I appreciate that you took such time to write and post so many photos in your pinwheel tutorial. Thank you.

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  4. Perfect!! You're on your way to a great craft!

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    1. I think I'm already feeling 'addicted' to quilting! These little pinwheels were such fun to make. Thank you for your encouraging words lil red hen.

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