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Thread: A Spring Runner... despite the snow!

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    Here's a runner that I decided to do despite the fact that the snow is still covering everything here... anyone else tired of winter yet? I hear it is a North America complaint this year, not just here in Northeastern Canada.

    I'll finish the binding tonight while I keep hubby company in front of the TV! LOL. I love the way the pinwheels seem to be curving and waving in the wind!

    I can't offer the pattern to anyone, cuz I saw the runner on the net and drafted out the pattern on graph paper. But for anyone who is so inclined, the entire runner is done in 2 1/2 squares with 1 1/2 squares sewn to the corners to make the pinwheels.
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    That is a beautiful runner! Love the colors.

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    wow!!! I like it nice pattern. What is the name of the pattern?
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    I love it! And I hear ya about the snow! We are getting some today....and we were just starting to see bare ground again! And the robins have been back for a week too!

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    I love that block! And the colors!

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    Great job! I love the colors. What pattern did you use?

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    I love this!!! I understand about the pattern issue, but I am having a 'senior' moment, and can't seem to understand how its constructed. Would you kindly do some close up pictures so I can see how you have put the pieces together!! Thanks alot for sharing, its great, love the colours too!!! :D :D

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    It is called Pinwheel Puzzle. The pattern is available from www.quiltbus.com

    And here are two close ups of the pinwheels so you can see how I added a
    1 1/2" square to the 2 1/2" to make little corners.

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    That is so neat!! Love the colors!! :D

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    It sings out Spring! Good job and thanks for sharing the construction tips! :D

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    Mamgus, I think I am having a really serious 'senior' on my own planet moment - not sure but when you say 11/2" 'square' add to the 2.5" square - do you mean 1.5" triangle??? or am I missing something sorry!! :?

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    Izy, I'll bet it was a square when she sewed it on (cause they're easier to fit) then when you sew on the diaginal and cut off the excess you have a tiny triangle. (us seniors gotta stick together)

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    Hey there! That's really COOL! I'd love to make that in baby pastel colors or a crib quilt.

    I have always been wanting to make a crib quilt!

    But, I can't figure our how you made those squares with that teeny little corner on them.

    Did you cut a 1 1/5 inch square and line it up on the corner and sew it on and fold it over like you sort of do with flying geese?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Mamgus, I think I am having a really serious 'senior' on my own planet moment - not sure but when you say 11/2" 'square' add to the 2.5" square - do you mean 1.5" triangle??? or am I missing something sorry!! :?
    I am a big fan of NOT working with triangles. SO I use the "diagonal corners" trick and uses squares, sew across the diagonal and trim off the little pieces that you don't need. REALLY useful for 1.5" squares. They are so tiny, no one in their right mind would be sane after trying to work with the triangles that size. By lining up a square to a square and sewing diagonally it eliminates the guess work of where to sew.

    HEre's how it would look: take a small square and line it up on a bigger square, sides even with the larger square's side. Sew diagonally across the smaller square. Snip and toss the tiny triangle piece that you don't need. Press and you're on your way to doing the pinwheel puzzle!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordelia
    Hey there! That's really COOL! I'd love to make that in baby pastel colors or a crib quilt.

    I have always been wanting to make a crib quilt!

    But, I can't figure our how you made those squares with that teeny little corner on them.

    Did you cut a 1 1/5 inch square and line it up on the corner and sew it on and fold it over like you sort of do with flying geese?

    My new motto, when it doubt, paper piece.
    Yes exactly like the flying geese, but the square is one and one-half inch. 1.5.

    My sister LOVES paper piecing and I love rotary cutting and using the method I just described above.

    This pattern would be absolutely stunning for a baby quilt! But I'd go with a bigger pinwheel size. Keeping that many pin wheels straight would boggle me!

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    Thanks mamagus, now I get the picture....sorry for being abit slow!! lol!!!!! :) :) Can't you tell that I am new to all this.....tee hee!!

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    Yeah, I see what you mean. I would enlarge the size blocks a bit. But, I think I understand.

    Thanks. I'm working it out in my program.

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    Beautiful runner.

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    An update on my progress trying to lay out a crib quilt with those puzzle pieces:

    NOT GOING SO GOOD.

    :lol:

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    How cute! I love the pattern and you did a great job with it!

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    Love it! Colors, pattern, the entire project!
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    Well, I came up with something for a crib quilt, but I'm not really sure I like it though for a crib quilt though ...

    But, I had fun adapting it.

    Maybe something "Star Spangled Bannered ..."

    Hmmmm. I think I'll keep playing with it.

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    That is a beautiful runner! You did a wonderful job on it!

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    you did a great job!!!

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    I've been playing with your pattern most of tonight. It's been fun. I'm still playing with it.

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