Brings May flowers...... and Pinwheels!
Usually in April I am back working a few evenings a week at the greenhouse... I look forward to seeing all my green thumb friends and all the beautiful colors the flowers bring! It's also time to think about what to plant in the garden and I look forward to my favorite thing of all.... strawberries! They usually start to peek out of the fall leaves around the end of April, by May they are blooming. Shortly after that I have fresh strawberries! But in order to have strawberries to pick, I learned from a good gardening friend how to protect my precious berries, pinwheels! I usually run down to the dollar store, or Fleet Farm and pick up a dozen or so pinwheels and post them in my berry garden. It works like a charm! It keeps the birds from picking berries too!
|First I cut 4 3" squares from both my backing and pinwheel fabric.|
Then layer background fabric and pinwheel fabric together right sides
Then fold the pinwheel fabric as shown above.
|Then fold your pinwheel fabric again, and pin.....|
|Here are my four pinwheel block sections, ready to sew....|
|A three dimensional pinwheel block!|
I made two pinwheel blocks for my mug rug and offset them
with some 2 1/2" fabric strips.