Early this week my local quilt store (better known as my favorite fabric pushers) sent an e-mail letting me know my first block in the Gypsy Wife Block of the Month Club was ready for pick up. Immediately my heart lept for joy then just as quickly landed with a thud as I read about the blocks.
I have few explantions for the complete lack of judegment that led me to believe I was ready for this kind of challenge. With less than six months quilting experience under my belt I looked at Jen Kingwell's breathtaking deisgn and thought "I got this." Clearly, I had been drinking or the lovely ladies at the quilt store worked some kind of powerful voodoo magic on me.
June presents three blocks to be completed the filler pinwheel blocks, the Colour Wheel Block and the Pershing Heart Block. All gorgeous and complicated to this newbie. So the big question is where to begin.
Pinwheels seemed the best option since they only strike me with fear rather than paralyzing me with panic. Everytime I read peruse the Colour Wheel Block I hyperventialte and think I could use some tequila. I consider myself a modern quilt kind of gal so pinwheels were on the bottom of my "to learn list." It has begun to dawn on me that that kind of narrow thinking will only hurt my quilting skill set. So pinwheels it is!
I cut some lovely squares then cut them into nifty triangles. Then sewed them together and together again and voila! Pinwheels!
Afterwords, I did a little research on the handy dandy internet and discovered some fabulous blogs with easy pinwheel tutorials. Modern Handcraft has a fantastic easy pinwheel tutorial that is far easier than the traditional approach.