Luck of the Irish, to ya

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Good Sunday funday,

Seriously I have not fell off the face of the earth. I’ve really been trying to finish this quilt for March. And every new step I’ve learned I’ve been scared to try a new technique. So, I’ve sewn all of my 25 blocks for my pinwheel block and now I’m going to try the ‘quilt as you go’ method. And I’ve read several tutorials but I just don’t understand them so, like most things that I learn, I’m going to wing it and see how it goes. Crazy I know but that’s the only adventure that I’ve seen in my life in the past few months so I’m going to go with it. I figured I’ll try stippling, a free-motion quilting technique and quilt each block with the batting, leaving the pinwheel unquilted, so that I might quilt each pinwheel when I put the backing on. I haven’t decided if I want to put sashing in between each block or just sew the blocks together like the original pattern. I want the pinwheels to really stand out so I might go with the same color for the sashing. And I didn’t tell you that I messed up the original blocks somehow, I don’t know if it was my seam allowance (1/4″ or scant 1/4″) or if I just cut the strips from the fat quarters wrong. Anyway, I just cut them all with a 12″ square block and they’re fine now. Still pretty darn cute though

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And this is how my stippling went, yes still pretty darn cute, as well

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So, I have 1 down 24 more to go and just 2 weeks left, we’ll see!!

Wish me the Luck of the Irish,

Have a blessed one

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