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.