Friday, May 8, 2015

Block of the Month–Block 4–Pinwheel on Point

The last month flew by so fast, I can’t believe it is already time to post the next block!  This block is called ‘Pinwheel on Point’ for obvious reasons. It’s a fun block that goes together quickly.

Pinwheel on Point 2

Fabric Requirements

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*Note – The fabric requirements picture for this block went missing somehow, so I found the closest picture that would work.  The only change is the size of the cream squares.*

Fabric 1 -  Stripe pinwheel – (2) 4 in. squares

Fabric 2 – Star triangles – (2) 4 in. squares

Fabric 3 – Background – (4) 4 in. squares and (2) 7 in. squares

Step 1

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Draw a line from corner to corner across the back of two cream background squares.

Step 2

Layer two squares right sides together with two stripe squares.  Sew 1/4 inch away along the line.  Turn and repeat along the other side.

Step 3

Cut squares along line and press open to make four half square units.

Step 4

Trim squares to 3 1/2 inches.

Step 5

Sew squares together into two rows, then sew the rows together making sure to pin the center carefully.

Step 6

(Sorry!  Must have missed a picture here!)

Cut remaining 4 inch blocks and both 7 inch blocks in half diagonally. Set aside larger triangles for later.

Step 7

Sew fabric 2 triangle together with background triangle forming a larger triangle.  Press open.

Step 8

Sew triangle units to pinwheel units, making sure to pin center seams together.  Sew on the top then bottom, then the two sides. 

Step 9

Press open. Trim.

Step 10

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Finger press the large triangles in half to find the center point.  Match that center point to the center of the pinwheel block.  Pin and sew the large triangles to the pinwheel block the same method as Step 8.  Press open and trim block to 12 1/2 inches. 

Pinwheel on Point 1

Repeat all steps to make a second Pinwheel on Point block and you are finished with month 4!


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