So, here is another block to add to the collection of easy pinwheel designs.
You know when you wake up at night with a great idea? I just had to get up at 3.00am to see if it would work. Here is the result. Hope you like it. It’s a big block, so you can grow a quilt real quick. The blocks also feed into each other, that’s why I called it Endless Pinwheels!
Yes! You can use your scraps. You will need a light background fabric.
Can you go wrong with scraps? I don’t think so. Having said that, one can be selective and choose a certain theme or style.
I have discussed that in other posts.
Here is a selection of the fabrics I have chosen for these blocks.
All seams based on 1/4″.
Block size 14″ x 14″
Without further ado, let’s get on with it!
Requirements for one Endless Scrappy Pinwheel Block
1 of light background square 11″ x 11″
4 of 4″ x 4″ light background squares that match the 11″ square.
1 of 4″ x 4″ red print square for the centre
4 of 4″ x 4″ scrap fabric squares
Method of Construction
Lay out the 4″ x 4″ squares in a Nine Patch configuration. The red square must be in the centre. The scrap fabrics in the corners and the pale background fabrics in between. Sew together. Press.
In between, I’m still treadling on these little cutie Postage Stamp Blocks . 😊
Put the Nine Patch and the 11″ x 11″ background square right sides together. Pin. Sew a 1/4″ seam all the way around the perimeter.
Take to the cutting board. Very carefully, cut from corner to corner on each diagonal ensuring you are cutting through the seam intersections.
Now you will have four blocks which look like this. Trim off the doggy ears.
Assemble into a pinwheel. NB. Make sure all your subsequent Pinwheels are all placed rotating in the same direction, otherwise they won’t feed into each other. Press very gently as you are now dealing with bias seams.
Make some more! You will see more pinwheels emerging as you join the blocks together with little red bows inbetween.