Sunday, January 28, 2024

Blog Hop Sign-ups For "Give It A Whirl"

The January "White Rabbit" blog hop was a wonderful success and, as always, I hated to see it end. 
BUT...there's a new one I'll be hosting that is open for sign-ups. Do you want to play along?

If you don't have a blog, you can play along with your Instagram or Facebook account.


THE CHALLENGE:

Somewhere in or on your project you must include a "whirl".
This can be a pinwheel, Dresden, or anything that looks like it's spinning.
Maybe a merry-go-round or Ferris wheel in the fabric?

How to make a 5" finished pinwheel:

For each pinwheel, place one 5” x 5” light square and one 5” x 5” dark square right sides together. Sew around all edges pivoting at corners. Cut sewn block diagonally from corners in both directions.

Open each cut piece; press seams towards the dark side of fabric. 

You’ll have four half square triangles (HSTs.) 
Sew HSTs together in two rows as shown below; press seams open:


With right sides together, sew two rows together to create a pinwheel; press seams open. 
Trim if needed to 5½” x 5½” square.


Another fun and new "whirl" pattern can be found for free from Sew Yeah Quilting.
Zach, one of the owners, made a great video of how to make "Tango Twirl."
You can find the video HERE and link to pattern HERE.


What is a blog hop? 
It's like a "show and tell" online or like joining a quilt guild without leaving home. 
Joan from Moosestash Quilting and I post a challenge on our blogs once a month.
Those who want to join in send us an email with their blog, Instagram, or Facebook information. 

After we get that info, we assign a date for them to post their project. 
We give everyone plenty of time to sew something, usually two months. 
We inspire each other with projects, tutorials, or patterns. Anyone can follow along! 

Send me an email if you want to join!


Joan's hosting "It Moose Be Love" in February...fun!


You can email her to see if she has any openings left.


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