Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pinwheels and Strings

Aren't these batiks yummy!
I have only been meaning to say something about this lovely win I had during Christmas time.  The lovely Melissa of Sew Bitter Sweet Designs.had a giveaway and I entered and lucked out and won two half yard cuts from Fat Quarter Shop as well at the triangle foundation paper.  I had no idea what the foundation triangle thing was.  A friend of mine told me it is like piecing with training wheels.  Yeah, I knew I needed to give it a try.  It helps a lot in keeping my triangles from not getting wonky.  Recently I learned that  a lot of my wonkiness was coming from pressing and pulling when ironing.  Now that I have a softer hand things have gotten a lot better.  I wish I knew about that a year ago!
The pinwheel quilts had been put on hold for the time being because I am totally obsessed with finishing my string quilt.  I have ten more squares to go and then I will have 30 huge blocks to make my quilt.  Totally looking forward to seeing this one all the way through. 

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