This morning before church I was reading quilt blogs and found P’s blog “The Way I Sew It”
Her double pinwheel from an old post inspired me. So this afternoon I started on mine. P has great directions but I wanted to use crumbs and do more free piecing. I did not make any templates although I did estimate the size components I would need for the block to finish 6 ½”. I string pieced 2 - 4” squares and cut 2 - 4” squares of light. The light could have been more scrappy but I had a 4” wide light strip. If the size was off, I could always add strips or trim down; but I prefer not to trim off pinwheel points. It is still difficult for me to be really free and not match points when I can. I plan to make more double pinwheels similar to this.
I also tried making a crumb rose starting with the center and sewing log cabin style except in a hexagon. I like how it turned out. Later I will try some other colors.
I finished the evening adding sashing and cornerstones for a small crumb top for my church quilting group. I would like to try crumb piecing the border but I may save time and use one fabric if I can find one I like.