Tuesday, September 13, 2016

SEPT. Block of the Month

Spinning Pinwheel 

Spinning Pinwheel - 12” finished Block

Two colors – White and blue patriot prints
The block is made up of four quadrants, each consisting of two mirror image units with reversed colors. 
Using the templates at end of directions:
Cut 4 pieces of each color with the triangle template (C).
Cut 4 pieces of light fabric with template (B). 
Cut 4 pieces of blue fabric with template (A). 
You may wish to cut the fabrics a bit larger than the template and trim after the pieces are joined.  See measurements on templates -  add seams as indicated.

1. Sew the triangles to the opposite colored larger piece.  This creates mirror-image pieced triangles.  Press toward darker fabric.  If you have cut the fabrics a bit larger, trim the large two-colored triangles to size.  The two sides (including seam allowance) should measure 6-3/4” and the hypotenuse is 9-1/2”.

2. Rotate one of the triangles, matching the seams along the hypotenuse and sew four units.  Handle the hypotenuse carefully, as it will be all bias edges.  Press seams open.

Sew four units like this:
3.  Rotating the four units so opposite colors touch, sew two together, pressing seams so they nest. 

4.  Sew two sets created in step 3 together and press seam open to minimize bulk.
Your finished block should measure 12-1/2” to finish at 12”. 

Thank you, Annie for giving us the directions.

1 comment:

  1. Monique D (B-Maransart)September 14, 2016 at 9:58 AM

    J'ai découvert ton blog il y a quelques mois et je trouve intéressant.
    Je me pose la question suivante : comment fonctionne le "Bloc du mois" ? Faut-il s'inscrire ?
    A bientôt.