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I’m making progress on my Amish pinwheel blocks, slowly but surely. I’ve got 10 made (or partially made). I didn’t have enough of one fabric, so my sister took a scrap home with her and reported back that she found a match in her stash!). You can see that block on the upper left side of the photo.

This is a large block (18″ square), made from half square triangles, that I found a sketch of in the Mary Ellen Hopkins book It’s OK if you sit on my Quilt. By selecting some rather dainty floral fabrics I am creating a modern vintage look.

Amish Pinwheel blocks on the design wall

Amish Pinwheel blocks on the design wall

I have the fabric selected for block #11, and I only need 12 in total. Once I have them sewn together, I will have to measure to see how much border fabric I need. I’m really hoping to find enough in my stash for the border. We quilters are always trying to use up what we have (so that we can buy more!).

I’m looking forward to the next challenge, as always. On April 20, I’ll be attending the first session of  a three-part workshop with Dwayne Wanner. I have seen his work, and heard him explain his philosophy of abstract expressionist quilt art, and now I will get to work with him.

This is one of those workshops where you actually complete something! However, the last session isn’t until May 25, so I won’t be posting about that for a while yet.

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