I spent today doing some “bee” sewing. In the Journal Round Robin Bee, Melissa asked for a pinwheel block. She has just moved into a new home and said she was in the mood for blocks of bright, cheerful colors to use in a new quilt for her home.
I am not a big fan of pinwheels. I know it is a well-loved traditional block but they remind me of daggers and knives. So I made a block for Melissa that was intended to soften the look of the pinwheel.
Same block, different color placement, highlighting just the star and the pinwheel. And there they are…the daggers…I mean the pinwheels. I like this less complex block better. I am going to have to get over the fear of pinwheels and move on!