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July 3, 2010

I love the way that pinwheels look.  They just look like summer and picnics and outside to me. I remember making some when I was little and I loved them.  Creamie loves them too… only she forgets what to do with them.  Here are a few of my favorite pinwheels that I’ve seen lately.  And not so lately.

[ Buy these cutie notecards from prettyinpaperdesign’s etsy shop ]

[ Free pattern to make these from Jenny Harris at Allsorts ]

[ photo by Larissa Holland at mmmcrafts ]

One of my online blog crushes is Larissa at mmmcrafts.  She is brilliant and creative and I maybe want to be her when I grow up.  Her blog is like a treasure trove of awesome-sauce.  When I first stumbled across her last fall I literally spent two full days and read every single one of her posts.  And I probably bookmarked 200 of them.  Yeah, it’s that good.  Anyway, she took Jenny Harris’ (and you should follow her blog too.  I heart it.) pinwheel pattern and turned it into this garland for her girlies bedroom.  See, she’s brilliant.  This is so on my to do list.   And if you aren’t following her blog you should be.  ( Go here to see more pics of her girls room.)

[ Two-tone pinwheel necklace by marymaryhandmade ]

And besides jewelry and stationary and old fashioned childhood toys, and garlands for your room, the pinwheel block is probably my very favorite in the quilting world.  They just look so happy!

[ This great pinwheel quilt by suejoy70 ]

I love the little tiny ones thrown in with all the big ones!  Oh they are just so cute!

[ Pretty baby pinwheel quilt by Elsie’sGirl ]

You just can’t go wrong with pinwheels in my book.  I loves them.  We are going to a BBQ tomorrow night, and it’s my job to bring dessert.  I am seriously considering making cupcakes and topping each one with a little pinwheel.  What do you think?  It would be festive, right?  And easier than making pie for everyone.  And the little kids would love them.  And the big kids would love them.  And I am pretty sure no one ever went wrong with pinwheels.  Right?  Super, glad we agree.

[ Another free pattern for these patriotic cuties by Jenny at Allsorts. ]

Here’s wishing you a safe and fun 4th of July if you are celebrating.  (If you aren’t, then you should make some pinwheels anyway.  Or cupcakes.  Or both.)  Happy Birthday America!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 3, 2010 7:47 am

    you did know that the pinwheel block is my favorite too. Right? See, we are totally kindred blog spirits! The quilt my bee is doing for me is a pinwheel sampler! yay! Do you want to do a couple blocks too? I can send you the pieces already cut up and directions. . . I have to get more Kona snow first….

  2. July 3, 2010 10:55 am

    Also LOVE the pinwheel! They are super fun in quilts if you make them using a folded flying geese method, so they are a little bit 3-D! Have a great bbq – pinwheel cupcakes would indeed be the bomb.

  3. July 3, 2010 4:16 pm

    girl, you are too much. good grief! You are too too TOO kind! I feel the love! ha! I love pinwheels too, and that garland is still up there and I still LOVE IT. And I soooo dig that suejoy70 pinwheel quilt you have up there. instant visual love and gee let me guess what fabrics she used, only my most favorite FFF in the universe that I can’t get anymore of that is apparently worth more than plutonium.


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