Stars and Pinwheels QAL – Block 4 – Paper Pinwheel and Bonus Block – Cowboys

hanger2 (2)This is block 4 in Susan’s quilt-along featuring stars and pinwheels, called Paper Pinwheel.

https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com/2015/08/20/stars-and-pinwheels-qal-paper-pinwheel/

I am participating in the quilt-along by making small projects with the monthly blocks.  This is an easy block and I made two 12-inch versions which I used to make a favorite hanger cover.  I tape together three wire hangers, make a tube to cover the loop portion and a cover.  I’ve been making these covers for over 7 years (tutorial here)  and find it’s a good way to recycle wire hangers while providing a nice soft surface for clothes.  I don’t usually make the cover this long but wanted to take advantage of the pretty blocks.

hanger2 (1)The second post was using the same block in multiples, creating a secondary pinwheel.

https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com/2015/08/20/stars-and-pinwheels-multiple-blocks/

I made the blocks in a 4-inch size and combined them with an embroidered panel I had adapted from a favorite Helan Barrick decorative art pattern.

Susan4 (3)

This made a very nice wall hanging.

Susan4 (2)The third post was a bonus block …

https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com/2015/08/22/stars-pinwheels-qal-bonus-block/
https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/more-versions-of-the-cowboys-block/

It was perfect for adding a couple of panels and a backing to create a comfortable cushion for my sewing chair.

Susan4 (1)I’m enjoying making the blocks and then finding ways to use them.

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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.

6 thoughts on “Stars and Pinwheels QAL – Block 4 – Paper Pinwheel and Bonus Block – Cowboys”

  1. What fun. Love the wall hanging where you combine it with embroidery. Until Susan showed the allover potential I’d not seen that the dark pinwheel would be formed! I like that kind of design.

  2. Love them all! That block is so cute in the small size, isn’t it? That’s a perfect embroidery to put with it. The hangers would be great for silk or satin dresses, especially, and that cushion is attractive and comfortable looking, too. You do such wonderful things with these blocks. =)

  3. There is so much work in this post! At first I was struck by the lovely hanger/quilt pattern and then you zing me with the embroidery of the children playing Ring Around the Rosy – such a gorgeous wall hanging and the brightly colored pillow was the cherry on the top of the cake!

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