‘tho I’m not making a quilt. After a lovely belated birthday dinner, complete with a dirty vodka martini, we came home and I set out to make something. It had been a LONG week at work. Very long week.
They were kind of a pain to make. I think because they are pretty small. Being small made pressing the seams a pain. Being small made sewing a pain. The finished block is 4″x4″ and I originally cut 2 1/2″ square blocks. That’s about as small as I think I should go. Also, I was attempting to make the Broken Dishes block in addition to the Pinwheels, but I totally wasn’t paying attention when I went to the sewing machine. Not paying attention caused my triangles to not match up the way I wanted.
- Attention to detail decreases proportionally to the amount of vodka consumed
- Cut squares bigger
- Rotary cutter skillz
- Use a longer stitch length when piecing
- Match seam to seam, not edge to edge