Jodi's Pinwheels for Christmas

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Whew! what a busy weekend. As the seasons are upon us for Thanksgiving and then quickly Christmas, our schedules get packed tighter and tighter. I know you are with me on this. Of course it is good and keeps us pacing ourselves to stay up to date with friends both online and off.
It is so nice to go to my computer and come away with brilliant ideas from so many of you to help get me through the holidays and other events. Reminds me of the Beatles song: "With a little help from my friends". Recently Jodi from Pleasant Home has given me a few ideas to help with holiday gifts. While looking through her blog and her etsy store I saw something that caught my eye so I emailed her. And she came through for me - evidence above. Thanks so much Jodi. I love it all. But since it is for gifts I can't really show more right now.
I also enjoyed Jodi's tutorial on pinwheel table runners she showed on her blog and with a baby quilt version on Moda Bakeshop. I decided I would use Jodi's idea and adapt it to Christmas table runners.
My pinwheels are red and green but not made with Christmas fabric but just from green and red fabrics from my regular stash and then bordered with that sweet Alexander Henry Christmas Birdie fabric I showed last Friday called Santa's Sparrows. I think the idea is simple and classic. Thanks for the idea and tutorial Jodi.

And Jodi's got another cute idea for Christmas: A patchwork Christmas Tree.

-nanette
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18 comments

That Girl said...

I LOVE pinwheels! What a cute gift you are making!

Jennifer :)

Lori Holt said...

What would we do without friends?...I wish I could look inside that package that Jodi sent to you.
The red and green pinwheels are perfect...good luck on your busyness:)

Jackie said...

Nanette, It seems you are just ready to go. In the holiday mode. Pinwheels are some of my favorite blocks, that is why it is my logo. I can't wait to see what you are up to with that box of goodies from Jodi. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Rae Ann said...

I love those PINWHEELS! Your table runner is ooohhhh so cute! You are ahead of the game with all you are doing. I am anxious to see all of your little goodies. :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Nedra said...

I know, I love everything Jodi does too!

Darlene said...

Oh I love the pinwheel table runner - what else are you up to?

I'll be watching you! :-)

Kaaren said...

I made Jodi's version of her 'Pinwheels and Prairie Points" quilt for my very first grand niece who was born in May of this year. My nephew, his wife and baby girl all love it and it's got a lot of use since then.

I just love pinwheels and your table runner is "the cat's meow", Nanette.

Pat said...

You always do the CUTEST stuff!!!

Dawn said...

You DO always make the cutest stuff! The pinwheel table runner is darling...what a great idea!

Sherri said...

I've been thinking of a Christmas pinwheel table runner...or a few...too...your fabrics are perfect! I love the use of "everyday" reds and greens to make a Christmas project!

Mimi Sue said...

I sure do love that pinwheel pattern. Love that fabric with the beehives on it. Who makes that? Mimi

em's scrapbag said...

Pinwheels are a favorite of mine. Yours are adorable.

Messy Karen said...

big fan of regular reds and greens for xmas. and i love Jodi's little tree tutorial. how could such a little thing get in the way of finishing everything else on the list. i'll try to sneak that in. but that's all!

Cathie in UT said...

I loved that birdie fabric when you showed it and NOW I want it even more since you showed how to use it! LOL
Thanks for the great links Nanette!
You are the best.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Look at that yummy box of fabric!! I also would like to find the time to make the pinwheel runner. yours turned out darling!!

Jen in NY said...

I love your Christmas table runner. That bird fabric is adorable, I have to buy some!! Looks great with the reds and greens and sweet white floral. Very very nice! Pinwheels are the best!

The Quilt Buddy said...

So cute and festive! I am sure that the recipient will love it.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Meredith said...

What cute pin wheels. They are fun to make. I just made a baby quilt with them.