So I am incorporating some better sewing habits such as reading all the instructions before beginning a project, pre-washing fabric and ironing. It was suggested to me to use 'color catchers' in the wash to catch and set the fabric color. These are very cool and now I have 10 or so 'color catchers' in various colors. They are 4 1/2 X 10 inches...I will have to find a project of some sort.
I came across the Pinwheel Dolly Quilt on a blog I like to follow, V and Co.,. She has a tutorial on how to make pinwheels, something I had never done before.
This is the cute blog I came across that inspired me to learn how to make pinwheels and a dolly quilt
I used Kona Cotton in Snow that I had left over from my 'Hawaiian Postcards' quilt...my first pieced quilt.
Using Omnigrid templates, I cut out both 2 1/2" and 4 1/2" squares...I just figured while I was cutting I could use up the fabric and have some squares cut for a project in the future.
Following the tutorial I added the sides, Kona Cotton in Snow and then added this pretty hibiscus flower pink fabric.
I have to say I felt very proud of myself and making pinwheels is very addictive and fun. I finished this quilt on 8/8/2010...1 down 11 to go!
I am still playing catch-up so I will get to documenting the 'Ice Cream Social Dress', an Oliver & S pattern, I made. There are some left-over scraps from the dress in the quilt. I have learned to keep my scraps so I can make cute little dolly quilts or anything else crafty I happen to find on the internet.