Smile, spin, and let the wind carry you. I’ve recently created this Pinwheel Mug Rug for the Paint Chip Challenge in our MQG and I would be thrilled if you choose to make this project as well. All you need is to find 3 paint chips with the color names that correspond with your initials, and choose fabrics that match the colors on your paint chips as closely as possible (1 Jelly Roll strip per color).
To match my paint chips, I used fabric strips from Kona, Tula Pink, and Northcott…along with the beautiful Aurifil 50wt cotton threads.
This is a beginner-friendly pattern with simple cuts and easy assembly. There are 14 half-hexies, traditionally pieced together without y-seams. The pattern includes step-by-step images, quilting diagrams, and optional printable templates. So, if you are new to quilting or just thinking about trying some of my quilting patterns, this pinwheel is a great project to start.
Here is a short video for cutting isosceles trapezoids (or half-hexies) using a corner trimmer, easy-peasy!!
No time to whine, but there is always time for a glass of good wine, especially when you have so much fun sewing. I made my first “winey” pinwheel while having a glass of wine on New Year’s Eve. I was so excited to see how it was turning out that I didn’t notice a mistake until it was too late for using a seam ripper. I decided to finish it anyway, so I highlighted my mistake with an applique and turned it into a special memory…because some memories just make you smile.
Better an “oops” than a “What if”