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I have cut all the fabric for the 1930s pinwheel quilt i am doing which is for DH's Cousin Wedding in May I am going to use the Missouri Star pinwheel method click  Here   to see video only difference is that i am using layer cake size (10 inch squares)

I haven't managed to do any actual sewing as i have had a bout of Vertigo so no sewing for me, also i have packed up my machine so it can go for a service also to get the dog feed sorted as i can drop them using the slide lever but it won't come back up after using it

I been watching some of the DVDs i got which are the Quilt in a Day ones, well i need to think about what i will do my DD quilt in as she gets married in October so need to decide on that & the fabrics but not too worried yet as as need the cousin's one done & out the way

I just finished an 2 sock order which has been done in ONline Yarn their Forest Colour Range which is 75%  Virgin Super Wash Wool & 25% Polyamide the colour is 1296 & 1297

I will show you the colours in the range & then you can see the socks themselves

The socks will be on their way to the USA soon

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Comment by Barb/WI on March 30, 2011 at 4:53pm
Love those socks!!!  I've been trying to do a pinwheel a day using that very method for about 6 weeks now out of extra charm squares and scraps.  When I think I have enough I'll make them into a scrappy quilt.  I don't think there is an easier way to do a pinwheel.
Comment by Terry F on March 30, 2011 at 3:42pm
Your socks are just wonderful!  Vertigo is no fun, hope it goes away soon.
Comment by Janet/MO on March 30, 2011 at 12:46pm
Janice, I hope you feel better soon.  That is a really neat way to make pinwheel blocks.  For the past several months when I want to make hsts I cut the sqs in to triangles & sew them together rather than draw the center line.  It eliminates one step and so long as one doesn't "manhandle" the bias edge it works out just fine.  This tutorial would work just as easy though as long as you want 4 hsts the same color.   I love the sock too.  I am reading a series of books by Debbie Macomber that center around a yarn shop (fictional of course) in Seattle.  Debbie loves to knit so she always has patterns in the front of her books.  The current one has a pattern for knitting socks using 2 circular needles with half the stitches being on one & the other half being on the other.  I may give it a try. 
Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on March 30, 2011 at 10:13am

Great tutorial and wonderful idea, but I couldn't help but think all those (cut) raw edges were on the bias.  Maybe it doesn't matter, but I'd think one would need to be careful about stretching those bias edges.  

Lovely socks!   

Comment by Janice Aitkens on March 30, 2011 at 9:27am

Thanks Sue & Mari

i like the method of doing pinwheels this way but wanted bigger blocks so a while ago i did different size squares & did them just to see what size they would come out it

This method does make it easier especially when i have 36 pairs of squares to make in to 36 blocks

Yes i am feeling better i stopped taking the medication the other day & have been okay so hoping it continues

Hugs Janice

Comment by Sue S. / OR on March 30, 2011 at 8:51am
Janice, The socks you made are beautiful!  You do such nice work!
Comment by MariC/PA on March 30, 2011 at 8:43am

I just watched the tutorial, that was great. Thank you for sharing. I jjust signed up for for pinwheel class. So now i no an easy way to do them. Thanks again.

Your Socks are super!

Hope you feel better.

Comment by Janice Aitkens on March 30, 2011 at 8:06am

I like the brand & the different colours they have Peggy

Have you used any other colour ranges

Hugs Janice

Comment by Janice Aitkens on March 30, 2011 at 8:06am

Your welcome Bonnie, i like their tutorials they have several different ones to see

Hugs Janice

Comment by Peggy Stuart on March 30, 2011 at 7:36am
I have used that very same yarn for socks!

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