While I was in Houma last weekend visiting The Quilting Niche I bought two packages of Moda 12 Days of Christmas charm squares. I loved the colors in this line, even though it’s way off what I usually buy! I also bought several yards of Moda Bliss in red – that red is just screaming Christmas, don’t you think? Then I thought…what in the world shall I do with these?
My friend Michelle over at Life on The Vine recently posted a video done by Missouri Star Quilt Company that was new to me but exciting to think about. If you click on Life on The Vine it should take you to watch the video. But if you’d rather not, here’s what I did:
First I put two charm squares, one solid and one print, right sides together and sewed a quarter inch around all four sides.
Then I cut diagonally both ways.
You end up with 4 half square triangles!
And when you’ve trimmed the dog ears (just do it even though you don’t want to because it makes a difference, trust me) you can make these:
Of course you could make lots of things with them but I made these!
Well I sewed that the 4 sides – haven’t quite finished with them all but I’m working on them. Now I have a question for you. What’s going to happen to the pinwheel pattern when I put these squares together? Will it merge into another pattern, like a square in a square? :) Should I plan to sash them if I want to keep the pinwheels? This will make a cute little Christmas quilt if anyone wants to join me!