Saturday, June 18, 2011

Patriotic Pinwheels

 I finished this table runner for a friend just in time for the Fourth of July and also the deployment of her son, who is a Marine. It started out with a red, cream and blue Americana theme but when I saw the Marine fabric, I had a feeling she would prefer it. And she did! She really wanted it to run the full length of her table so it is 58" long.

 You can really get a lot of lift in those buggers by pressing them with the point of the iron in the fold to take out the crease.

I enjoy this 3-D block pattern so much and and have lots of fun with it. You might remember the last runner I used it in. The post, including the tutorial, can be found here.

My all time favorite 3D Pinwheel quilt was made by Geta at Geta's Quilting Studio. I love how she used the smaller, dark pink pinwheels in between the framed blocks. She also used the smaller size in the border which really finishes it off nicely.

While you are visiting Geta's blog, be sure to check out her spectacular trapunto. It is breathtaking!
Blessings to you~

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  1. I am so glad you left a comment so I could visit your blog!!
    What an amazing pinwheel runner and quilt!! I'm sure your friend loved the one you made for her.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Lori.