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Thread: Jumped in head first and was not disappointed!

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    Jumped in head first and was not disappointed!

    I haven't been very active online for some time now, been busy in the garden and the studio!
    A year ago, I seen a thread on here about taking 2 squares and sewing around all four sides then cutting twice on the diagonal for easy-peasy pinwheels. So, I just *had* to try it out and see how easy this was. Well, it turned out to be that simple(YaY) and in no time, I had a bunch of pinwheels. Just had no idea what to do with them, lol!
    So they sat, and sat. Then I figured, what the hey!, lets throw them up on the design wall and see what happens. Long story short, what I designed and what I ended up with are in no way even close. But, the final product is, (in my opinion), my best yet. I have also been dickering with FMQ, why I was so scared and intimidated I will never know. It is mostly dense loop-de-loops with spirals and loops in the outer border and the blacks are a variety of dress-shirt material to polys to sateens(?). It is called Free Spirit, in reflection of it's maker... Me! Thanks for looking, and never be afraid to just wing it!

    The first pic is what I set out to make.
    2nd pic is the back of finished quilt(with label :-) ). Those aren't spots on it, some of it is sunlight thru the trees and the "glob" of white is lint from adding a towel in the wash by accident.
    3rd pic is finished quilt front.
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    Can I tell you how I hated them on your design wall, but love how the finished product turned out! I will have to try them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmrosie View Post
    Can I tell you how I hated them on your design wall, but love how the finished product turned out! I will have to try them!
    LOL!!! This is why it took a year to finish, I hated that design too!! And, thanks!

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    cute! been wanting to do pinwheels for some time now; after seeing your quilt I really want to experiment with them. :-)

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    Oh so pretty!!!! I love the colors....great quilt!!!
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    OH MY . . . this quilt is so pretty!! LOVE IT!!
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    Your accent color makes the whole quilt. Great job!
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    That is cool how you set them. It looks fabulous
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    Very nice. BrendaK
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    Very nice good job

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    Very nice... love the quilting

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    Beautiful quilt, I like the design wall picture.

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    Well, I sure like the finished product! I like the colors and the arrangement.
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    What a difference that dark sashing makes against the blue! What a great job you have done. Your quilt is very pretty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan View Post
    That is cool how you set them. It looks fabulous
    I love that setting, too! These are great! I've been wanting to try that triangle method & now that someone else says it's a good one, that gives me more confidence to go for it. Thanks for sharing this little beauty with us. And hey... don't be a stranger! LOL!
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    Awesome!!!

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    Very very pretty, love the layout!
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    I love it, I might have to try that technique.

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    wow, you really show off your blocks well. love it!!

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    Could you tell me where you found the instructions. I would like to try it. Love the quilt.

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    Uh, yeah. That's pretty much fabulous. I NEVER would have picked that color combo, not in a million years. And it's stunning. Great quilt.

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    I like pinwheels and your background fabric just pulled it all together. Love the quilt!!

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    Could you share with me specific directions for making the pinwheels - or direct us to the thread with the directions. I've never seen them done this way. Thanks, Cheryl
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmrosie View Post
    Can I tell you how I hated them on your design wall, but love how the finished product turned out! I will have to try them!
    Same for me. The colors are stunning.

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    wow...love that one...very nice

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