September 21, 2010

Quilt Along: Part Six

We're on to the last part of making blocks! The end is near!

In this part, we're going to make the small pinwheel blocks. It's be the same as the pinwheels in the centre of the pinwheel star block, but here it is again :)

1. For each pinwheel block, you'll need two 5.5" square pieces from two different fabrics.
Fabric A: 1 piece
Fabric B: 1 piece

2. Pin the two 5.5" squares right sides facing and sew along the edges.

3. Cut the squares diagonally both ways. Again, I suggest you move around the cutting mat instead of moving your squares.

4. Press the HSTs open and trim the little corners. You should end up with four HSTs.

5. Arrange the pinwheels like so, and sew them together.

And there you have a 6" pinwheel block! For the quilt, you'll need to make eight of these little blocks.

If you're making the block using the traditional HST method, you'll need four 3 7/8" squares.
Fabric A: 2 pieces
Fabric B: 2 pieces
You'll pin them in two sets of A + B.

And if you're just joining in, here's likes to Parts one through five.
If you have any questions, just ask! :)


Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

Love your HST technique!

Sammy said...

Love that post.
Thanks for sharing.


-Samya :-)

erica said...

Pretty block and great method :)


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