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Grab a cup of coffee, get comfortable and head over to the Blogger's Quilt Festival. You'll find fabulous quilty inspiration and discover some new and wonderful blogs.
Here's my entry: Feeling Groovy
I made this quilt for our school auction. The theme was That '70's Prom, and "some sort of tie dye and peace sign design" was requested.
Applique is not a skill I've mastered, so I drew a pattern using pinwheels to form the peace sign, thinking this would be an easier way to go. Note to self: learn applique!
Shopping for a rainbow assortment of batiks was part of the fun.
These were the first pinwheel blocks I made...ever!
59 pinwheel blocks later, and a peace sign becomes recognizable.
I labeled each block with a row letter and column number. I started piecing in the middle and worked my way out.
I learned a great deal in the course of making this quilt. I was surprised to realize how much I enjoyed the process of designing a pattern and figuring out the math to make it work...all with pencil and paper rather than computer.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the festival!