Two Tip Tuesday – Pinwheel Block Challenge Reveal

Hey Y’all! I’m getting my tips done on Tuesday! Yesterday was the reveal for the Pinwheel Block Challenge. The block is below followed my the center of the quilt. The entire quilt will be pieced and shown next week. I’ve played with Fat Quarters for the bows and making it work when a couple of FQs were a bit small. (So, some extra care and a bit of a change in final planned design).

Pinwheel Bow by Debbie Wendt

Here is the center of quilt!

Pinwheel Bow Quilt by Debbie Wendt

Since the shortage (a little bitty 1/2″), I’m now deciding some changes to the original quilt plan and I’ll design as I go. It can be frustrating, but exciting to see where the process is taking me. I’m totally ok with that on this project! This will be a new pattern this summer! Look for this Pinwheel Bows in August.

#1- Try a challenge…whether at your guild, a mystery online or working with a block or design. It is fun and exciting when it all comes together.

#2 – My “Pinwheel Bows” are unique. I’ve not seen a block like them. I haven’t found anything like them but I’ll be checking the Barbara Brackman Block Book to see if there is anything close….plus give credit! Please always give credit!! Remember where I started….looking at a pinwheel block for the renovation challenge. How can I change it up? I followed the “rules” of four half square triangles, starting from the center of the block. FUN

Speaking of giving credit…

I made the quilt below from Donna Robertson’s book “Easy Does It 3-Yard Quilts” for one of the guilds I belong to. With our quilt show cancelled last year, they decided to do a fund raiser to help support our charity projects. My donation is #7 – Play Ball. This is a bidding auction with 44 items. You can find site on BiddingOwl- Thimble Pleasures if you might be interested. I got Donna’s permission to allow me to use her pattern/design to make Play Ball! She is a fellow vendor friend and I love what she does. You can find Donna’s website at Fabric Cafe.com.

Play Ball made and quilted by D. Wendt – Quilt pattern “Harmony” designed by Donna Robertson

We are getting closer to my first show in over a year, the Greater Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival in Overland Park, KS, is June 17-19 (LIVE in PERSON!!! their website is KCRQF), then teaching virtually for Vermont Quilt Festival the next week!

And super excited to announce, I will be teaching a class and a lecture for International Quilt Festival in Houston the end of October!!!! I will be vending as well. LIVE in PERSON…fingers and toes crossed!!

in quilting,

Debbie

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