In a Spin …

28/08/2011 § 15 Comments

Feeling the summer swirling away, I am gripped by a feeling of excitement …

Red Pinwheel

Autumn is my favourite season of the year.  All those berries and ripe red fruits; chilly mornings and cosy evenings; swapping the patio table for the kitchen table at suppertime; russet rustling leaves and preparing for Christmas; doing lots of sewing for all the Autumn fairs.

Life is certainly busy these days and I’m feeling under a bit of pleasant pressure, to make the most of the daylight and holidays – I’m in the mood for sewing and I can’t stop making Pinwheel Cushions!

Wedgwood Blue Pinwheels

Pinwheel Cushions

They feel all sort of homespun and comfy!

Not stopping at proper cushions, I made some pincushions in the same style …

Pinwheel Pincushions

Mildred has been busy – have a peek at previous post, to meet Mildred!

She’s been doing some patchwork today too …


This soon-to-be quilt has been pieced together today and the fabric is amazing.  It was a pair of curtains from a charity shop!  There are panels of flowers, berries & butterflies but the quilting will have to wait until I have a good stretch of time to layer it up and pin together.

Check out what everyone else has been making on Wendy’s blog  as it’s that time of the week again – Handmade Monday!

I’d love to hear your comments and will try to leave as many as I can too.  I love Handmade Mondays – thank you so much Wendy, it’s a great opportunity to get together with other creators!

Have a great week everyone …

Adaliza x


§ 15 Responses to In a Spin …

  • bubbablue says:

    Gorgeous cushions – they go really well on a garden bench like in your photo.


  • Wendy says:

    I love your pinwheel cushions, especially the blue ones. Just my colour! Your quilt is looking amazing too. And you’re welcome with the Handmade Monday thing – thanks for joining in x


  • adaliza says:

    Thank you – had to clear off most of the windfall apples to put them there!


  • Caroline says:

    Welcome to Mildred, may be old but a workhorse judging by what you have made this week. Love the pin wheel cushions


  • adaliza says:

    It’s huge fun and provides a lovely focus for the beginning of the week/end of the weekend! Great to see what everyone’s been up to. Ax


  • Maria says:

    Your cushions are lovely and Mildred has done well with the quilt too.


  • Pickle-Lily says:

    Wow you have been busy! Loved your suggestion on Yarn Hill crafts about the Midnight Reader’s Hamper – it is just the prresent for my daughter!
    Jo x


  • Martha says:

    Your cushions and pin cushions are so dead nice! i love the pattern! i love the fabric and they way you joined different bits. clever you! x x x


  • adaliza says:

    I think lots of people would like a Midnight Reader’s Hamper – the bookmarks are SO pretty & useful too!


  • Love the cushions and the little pin cushions, they look as thought they take a long time to make with all those seams.


  • Jane says:

    Those are absolutely adorabl!


  • Your pinwheel cushions are fab!! x


  • RosMadeMe says:

    Great cushions and what a super idea to make pincushions too. And I am just wowed to bits by your quilt… will be great to see it when you have finished it.


  • Hello! I have just discovered your blog through Handmade Monday and I had to comment on how wonderful your cushions look. I will go and look for a pattern to try and make my own version. Thanks for sharing!


  • adaliza says:

    I just got a very large pottery bowl, drew around it and then folded it up into sections. I cut out the 12 sections and snipped off the very centres then joined them all up! If you join half of them together and then put the other half together, and sew right across it avoids a gap in the middle, if you know what I mean. Maybe I’ll do a tutorial on how to make them. Then just pinned & sewed a strip around the edge and joined the back in a similar fashion and hey presto! Don’t forget the buttons in the middle to make them all plump after they’re stuffed.


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