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.
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.
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.
8 thoughts on “Stars and Pinwheels QAL – Block 2 – Flying Fan”
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!
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
What a fashion statement: apron and potholders to match. You will look festive cooking on July 4.
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!!
Love that block pattern and the fabrics you chose. What a great idea for the 4th of July!
Love those red,white and blue colours!
The apron is wonderful! It’s great that you can use your crafting to create such beautiful yet useful items.
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!