Happy Wednesday! It’s National Cocoa Day! That calls for Serendipity’s Frozen Hot Chocolate!
Serendipity in New York City. If you’ve never been, it’s a lot of fun. And the Frozen Hot Chocolate is really, really good.
It’s also National Horse Day.
Photo borrowed from Wild Hoofbeats.
And it’s the birthday of the National Guard. One-hundred fourteen years!
It is also Blockheads Vol. 41 – Pinwheel Star – from Lisa Bongean.
Alert! Make sure you read to the bottom… there are some giveaways to enter!
This is the blue Reproduction Pinwheel Star – the blue prints for the flying geese triangles are from Alice’s Scrapbag by Barbara Brackman and Lizzie’s Legacy by Betsy Chutchian, the gold print is Garden House by Jan Patek and the red print is Polka Dots & Paisleys by Minick & Simpson. The blue print in the center and the background are from Snowberry by 3 Sisters.
And okay, I might have tweaked my block just a little bit – I used two different prints for the triangles on the flying geese.
Piecing Note: The half-triangle squares in the pinwheel center should measure 1-9/16″ – a skosh over 1-1/2″. The pieced pinwheel will measure a shade under 2-1/8″. I over-sized the side triangles so that I could trim the center unit to 3-1/2″.
The Figgy Pinwheel Star – both black prints and the red polka dot are from Fig Tree & Co.‘s Farmhouse, the green and yellow prints are from Chestnut Street and the background is one of my favorites, it’s from Minick & Simpson’s Ann’s Arbor.
Question of the Week ~ Christmas presents… did you make any? Did you finish everything – or will you still be stitching on December 24th?
If finally finishing a binding on a quilt from three years ago counts… then yes! I did! I have made a couple of little gifty-bags but that’s all for this year. And yes, I expect I will be working on that binding on Christmas Eve.
Just in case you missed it – CLICK HERE for the link to Block 41 – Pinwheel Star.
Giveaway! It’s a Merry Blockheads Giveaway! To enter, you must visit each of the Blockheads – each has a different giveaway! Do not enter here! (Though I won’t mind if you say Hi!)
Happy Blockhead Wednesday!