This is the last block that finishes up our quilt! I don’t know if it has a name, so I’m calling it the Spinning 9 patch. You will be making 13 of these blocks.
(Requirements for 13 blocks)
Background solid – Cut 52 – 4 1/2 in. squares
Pinwheel - Misc. Dark Fabrics- Cut 13 – 4 1/2 in. squares
Pinwheel - Misc. Light Fabrics– Cut 13 – 4 1/2 in. squares
Four Patch - Misc. Dark Fabrics– Cut 26 – 5 in. squares
Four Patch - Misc. Light Fabrics – Cut 26 – 5 in. squares
Using one light 4 1/2 in. pinwheel square and one dark 4 1/2 in. pinwheel square, layer rights sides together. Sew 1/4 in. around the four sides.
Cut sewn squares diagonally both directions to form 4 half square triangles.
Press open and lay out pinwheel block.
Sew together into rows making sure to lock in seams, before pinning. Sew top row and bottom row together. Press.
Trim pinwheel to 4 1/2 inches. Make 13 pinwheel blocks.
Using one light 5 in. square and one dark 5 in. square layer right sides together. Sew 1/4 in. along two sides opposite of each other.
Cut square in half forming two rectangles.
Cut rectangles in half forming four, 2 1/2 in. square units.
Press open. Sew together top row and bottom row to make a 4 patch square.
Press and trim square to 4 1/2 in. Make 52 four patch blocks.
Lay out blocks into 9 patch unit using blocks from different fabrics, making sure to keep the dark corner squares of the 4 patch blocks in the corners by the pinwheel. This creates the chain throughout the quilt.
Sew 9 patch together into rows. Then sew rows together. Again, be sure to nest seams together before pinning. (Be careful not to turn one of the rows upside down like I did to the bottom row in this picture!)
Make 13 of these blocks.
You have now finished making all the quilt blocks! I will post the finishing details on putting the blocks together and adding a border in another day or so.