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This is block 6 in Susan’s stars and pinwheels quilt-along, called Pinwheel 7.  Colors are distorted in the picture – fabrics are white and dark green polka dot.

https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/stars-and-pinwheels-qal-pinwheel-7/

I’m using the blocks in this series to make a different project each month rather than saving them for a big quilt.  This month, I decided to replace a 30-year-old mixer cover for my 30-year-old Kitchen Aid mixer.

My daughter had brought the cover back from a trip to Ireland and it’s still in good shape, but it’s time for a different look for that part of the kitchen counter.

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I used the old cover as a three-part pattern (center and two sides).  I reduced the block size to 7 inches finished and used four of them plus two end pieces to make the center of the cover.

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I found two Dutch embroidered panels in my stack of hand-embroidery and used one for each side.Susan-B6 (4)

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All I needed was a lining and some binding around the bottom to complete a new, very different cover for the old Kitchen Aid.

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