Stars and Pinwheels QAL – Block 2 – Flying Fan

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Susan of Desertsky Quilting has posted the second block in her block-of-the-month series, Stars and Pinwheels QAL.  The new block is called Flying Fan.  https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com/2015/06/20/stars-and-pinwheels-qal-flying-fan/

This is an easy, fun block   I am using the blocks in this series to make a different project each month.  This month, I used four of the Flying Fan blocks – the original 12-inch block and three blocks I reduced to 7 inches (thanks to my Electric Quilt software).

I wear aprons all the time and thought a new one for the July 4th holiday was in order.  I like roomy aprons without strings at the neck or waist and with a good pocket.  I used a pattern which is adapted from a 1930s era apron I found in an antique mall.  https://lillianscupboard.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/a-vintage-apron-clone/

The 12-inch block is part of the design element at the top of the apron and a 7-inch block was lined and is used as a pocket.

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I had enough fabric left for two potholders, using the 7-inch blocks.  I like to make “slipcovers” for oven mitts and pot holders (this is how I do it).   I’ve been using some good-quality mitts/holders for over 20 years, laundering the “slip covers” as needed and replacing them when they become worn.

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This was a good block to use in these projects and I’m looking forward to next month’s block which should be a star.  I’m already thinking what I could put in the center of the star and what the new project might be.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

8 thoughts on “Stars and Pinwheels QAL – Block 2 – Flying Fan”

  1. I love your kind of aprons! My nana wore aprons every day and taught my daughter and me to wear them as well – to save our clothes. Since we are both kind of clumsy, she really knew what she was doing too. I love the colors in yours – so bright and cheery. I also like that you have used good oven mitts for so long! Mine have worn out and I’m having a devil of a time finding new ones that are any good!

  2. You will be all set for the 4th of July. You also have a very interesting technique to slipcover you potholders, never would have thought of that and your blocks look festive on you clone apron

  3. I love the apron!! I have aprons and never wear them, I don’t know why I can’t remember to make it a habit, because I’m always ruining my clothes!!

  4. I’m sorry I was so long getting over here! What a wonderful set you made. That is such a cute idea, and the pinwheel was perfect, as the colors were, for a bbq set for the summer. Thank you so much for sharing these. I love the changes in your blog again, too. It’s that racing time of year!

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