Pinwheels Repurposed

This past weekend, I was cleaning up my sewing room after a recent flurry of creativity.  After finishing my Patriotic Pinwheels GBD 07 06 18 table runner, I had a few leftover pinwheel blocks.


Since pinwheels are one of my favorite blocks, I just couldn’t bear to throw them in a scrap pile never to be seen again until 2028!  So…I made a few July 4th greeting cards.

I had some blank note cards on hand and used a decorative stitch to sew the pinwheels to the cards.  I did snip all those loose threads, just in case you’re wondering!


Below is what the inside of the card front looks like.  Do you think my needle is dull from sewing on card stock?  Oh well, it was worth it!  I might use some fabric glue and small fabric scraps to add color and fun to the inside of the card, who knows where this will lead?



Garden Notes:

My peonies finished blooming about two weeks ago.  The vases in my house now hold blossoms from my Earth Angel Rose Bush, a Mother’s Day gift from my son last year.


Earth Angel Roses in bloom




13 thoughts on “Pinwheels Repurposed

  1. paulette says:

    do like the idea of using blocks to enhance cards. Of coarse the colors are just right for the summer holidays and pinwheels remind me of the fun we had with them as children. thanks

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      Making cards is a fun and creative outlet! My sisters and I always had fun with pinwheels…I need to get a few for my garden! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Melanie McNeil says:

    What a fun idea. I know that people make postcards using fabrics on cardstock, similar to this idea. And I’ve glued/adhered fabric to cardstock to make a card or two, myself. But I do like the idea of stitching it down, especially with available blocks. Good work!

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      Those peonies are so fragrant…I think they are special because they only last about a week…kind of like tulips!

  3. Maxine Funk says:

    Hi, Worked on this table runner yesterday and today when I realized that it needs 16 hsq triangles of each color instead of 12 4 x 4 = 16 Nice pattern but instructions need correction.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.