Scraps from the Koala Redwork quilt.
Me: Yeah, but not right now.
Flit: Can I have the black & white scraps Kathleen sent you to play with, too?
Me: (absentmindedly) Yeah!
Flit: Can I use the Pinwheel Party instructions you collected from Twiddletails?
Me: Flit, please, I am trying to get something done here! (Do you notice a trend?)
Flit: Well, can I?
Me: Yes, OK! Now, please let me get something done!
Flit: Help me make some pinwheels?
Me: Not now!
Flit: Please, please, please? Pretty please?
Me: OK, OK! If I let you make some pinwheels will you promise to leave me alone for awhile?
So we made some pinwheels, like so.
Flit: Can I have that piece of red fabric with the monkeys, elephants and camels?
Me: What do you want that for? I only have a little piece.
Flit: I need it for the blank squares in the blocks.
Me: You promised you would let me alone after we made the pinwheels!
Flit: I had my fingers crossed behind my back!
Me: Oh, all right! I give up!
Flit: Oh, goody! I need black thread in my sewing machine.
Me: Your sewing machine? YOUR SEWING MACHINE!
Flit: Yeah, mine. You have one, why can't I have one? Didn't you buy it for me?
Me: Incredible! You are one cheeky little muse, you know that?
Flit: Yeah, but you love me anyway! Can we get back to my pinwheel blocks?
Me: (shaking my head) I suppose we'd better or you will give me no peace!
And so we measured and cut and pinned and sewed and pressed and this is what Flit came up with - a Pinwheel Parade!
Closeups of the blocks!
I've sewn the verticals together. Once the horizontals are finished, she wants a narrow black border, then a narrow red border, then another narrow black border. The finish will be black & red pinwheels all around, but she can't decide whether to use 4 inch or 6 inch pinwheels. I will have to see how the measurements turn out!
This came out so well, I just might let her do it again!
Love from Liri