Saturday, 17 August 2013

Daisy Pinwheel block into Christmas Pinwheel Lollipop

It's very strange working on Christmas decorations when it's so hot outside, but Pinwheels make you feel fresh, don't they? So put Christmas and Pinwheels together and you have the Christmas Pinwheel Lollipop!

The centre of this Pinwheel didn't come as precise as I would of liked it to be and I was about to unstitch the whole thing when I remembered I had these pretty wooden heart shaped buttons. Sewed one in the middle and solved the problem in a flash!

These are the Daisy Pinwheel blocks I started off with, using a dark and a light coloured Christmas themed fabric to make the pinwheel more evident. 

More  Christmas Pinwheel Lollipops coming up. They can be used as decorations on the Christmas Tree if you add a tag at the back to hang them up. They're also a fancy decoration to add wrapping up a present: you can just use brown paper, a red ribbon and a Christmas Pinwheel Lollipop to make a present more special and personal. They'd make great place names for the Christmas table or an original substitute for a Christmas card just be adding a handwritten message on a plain ribbon, tied round the stick.

I'm joining the Flickr group for Across The Pond with the Christmas Pinwheel Lollipop. I've just realised I'm a bit cheating because with this project I'm covering last month's theme too, which was Christmas in July! I hope the Across the Pond Sew Along friends don't mind.

Amy Made That! eamylove

I'm also joining Summercrafter's Friday Night Block Party (late, as usual) because I discovered, thanks to Amy @ Amy Made That!, that this week theme is Pinwheels. I love, love, love Pinwheels!



  1. Such a charming pinwheel lollipop, and the little button is just the perfect touch. Who knew that it's "functional" too? So glad you love pinwheels, too.

  2. These are very cute! And your button is so adorble on the pinwheel.

    It's never too late to put something in Across The Pond!
    And we love it when one project covers more than on topic or theme!!
    You actually have hit three with your pinwheel lollipops : ATPSL Christmas in July, Pinwheels for August, and the Friday night block party at Summercrafter's blog!! Whooeeee!!


  3. Aww cute! I love Christmasy things! Thanks for sharing on TGIFF!

  4. So sweet. Does it rattle? It looks like it should have a happy noise that goes with it.

  5. What a great idea, Lollipops!! Almost as enjoyable as making a pinwheel. And I love, love the button idea, genius solution to a problem we all share!!LOL! thanks for linking up to the block party. Feel free to leave YOUR name and the Block name so we know who you are!!

  6. Super cute and creative! I really like the Christmas fabric with the birds, and the heart button is too cute!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  7. How cute is that? And a great fix with those little heart buttons! Whoop whoop!!

  8. So cute!!!
    I love the fabrics too :D

  9. I love this it's so cute and the fabric is wonderful.
    Ali x

  10. Very cute idea! Looks very country Christmasy :)
    xoxo melzie

  11. So cute!! I could totally see them in alternating red and white like peppermint candies!!
    And i love that little robin fabric, what is it?!

  12. Love all your pinwheels but I like the lollipop the best - of course I do, there is red gingham and country fabric and the cutest heart button. Very nicely done.

  13. How cute! What a neat Christmas craft project and it doesn't look too overwhelming.

  14. That's a really cute little project! I think they would be really cute in a "bouquet" as a centerpiece too!

    Thanks for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  15. What a fun project and the button in the center.....perfect!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  16. I love pinwheels too! And your Christmas Lollipop is so cute! I love the fabrics you used and that little wooden button in the center is a nice touch. I've already started thinking about making Christmas ornaments for this year to give out to neighbors and think that if I don't get a move in, I won't be done until Easter. Thanks for the nudge! Congrats on a super cute finish and thank you for linking up!

    xo -E

  17. I like them very much
    Thanks for the idea

  18. Beautiful creations, I follow you on Bloglovin !!
    a presto