You may notice in the pic that I had large pinwheels and small ones. I actually made the pinwheels larger and then cut them down to the size that I needed for the centers of the blocks. These small pinwheels measured 1 1/2" finished!
We had bought a shelf unit for our cottage and I wanted to make a runner that would fit on the lower shelf. I wanted to use fabric that I had on hand and I remembered the blocks. Since the shelf was narrow, I needed smaller blocks in order to accomplish the size of the runner. I couldn't remember how many of the blocks were sewn, so I took out my box and to my surprise I had sewn all of them! I was so happy! Imagine seeing Snoopy dancing away! That was me!
I was able to use all but 4 of the blocks. The runner turned out to be the perfect size!
To decide on the quilting I decided to try drawing on a pic that I took of the pieced runner on my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone. I remembered that you could do that and I thought it was a great way to see how my quilting will look when I'm finished.
|Quilting design drawn on my blocks.|
I used a 3 step zigzag on my Pfaff Creative Performance sewing machine and altered it to a look that I liked and it was perfect. Hopefully you can see in the closeups how the stitch looked.
Until next time.