Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pinwheels instructions

A while back, Meredith asked about instructions for this block - unfortunately, her comments are set to no-reply, so I have no way to email her back, but perhaps if you're reading here, Meredith, you'll still be able to see this!

I don't really have a patter for this, per se, but it's easy to do.  What you need for each block is 8 rectangles 2.5x4.5" of the background fabric and 4 squares 2.5x2.5" of the pinwheel fabric.  Then you use the stitch across the diagonal method with half the rectangles and all of the squares - i.e. draw a diagonal line across the centres of the squares, place the square right side to at the top of one rectange and stitch across the diagonal - you can then trim and press so you have a rectangle with a triangle top - one "leg" of the windmill. Make sure you do all four with the same direction on the slant of the diagonal.

Then, just join one of these pieced rectangles to a plain rectangle and then join the resulting four square pieces into a windmill piece. It's all very straightforward and easy...  Hope that makes sense!


Needled Mom said...

So pretty and so easy with your instructions. It makes the pinwheels float.

black bear cabin said...

what a simple but pretty design...thanks for sharing :) love your color choices always have the prettiest browns! Thats never a color i shop for when i buy fabric. Maybe i need to take a better look at the selections next time i go :)

Ulla's Quilt World said...

The quilt is so lovely! :)
Hugs, Ulla