For probably 2 years, no probably even longer, I have promised myself that I would learn to make pinwheels and a Dresden plate.
And, because of the inspiration I have found here with my blogging friends, and Pinterest, and You Tube tutorials, I kept my promise!
Last year I made the yo-yo pillows, but I never sewed the backs on.
Do you know, I made those yo-yo's a very long time ago for my dream house here in this beautiful valley, and here we are!
Please don't look to closely! I need to back to the tutorial at Missouri Quilt Company for Pinwheels. I did something wrong, but who will know but me! (and, everyone who reads this post).
I found these little girl dresses at yard sales last year and I cut up the two white prints for my pillows. I thought theybwere perfect for 4th of July! I'm ging to make something out of the seersucker prints later.
See the little triangles out of the dress fabric? I didn't purchase any new fabric. I had lots of fat quarters and yard sale prints to choose from. I just love the vintage prints that I used, like the patchwork quilt piece with the bits of navy.
Last week I made a table runner out of fabric samples from an interior decorator book.
I cut 4" squares out of each piece. The little books are filled with 4" by 6" pieces so fabric.
(my boss gave me the decorator samplers. 4 bins FULL! Someone had left them at our school years ago).
Aren't the fabrics pretty?
So, look what we can do for little to zero $?