Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Harvest Pinwheels: Whirlwind Pinwheel Block


12" Finished Block

*** These cutting instructions are for ONE block. You will need 10 of these blocks to make this quilt. This will allow you to test one block, then go back and cut for the remaining nine blocks needed to complete the quilt.

From Orange:
- cut 1 square measuring 7 1/4 x 7 1/4
- matching corner to corner, cut this square into quarters, leaving you with 4 quarter square patches.


From Cream/Background:
- cut 1 square measuring 7 1/4 x 7 1/4
- matching corner to corner, just as you did with the orange square, cut this square into quarters, leaving you with 4 quarter square patches.


From Purple:
- cut 2 measuring 6 7/8 x 6 7/8
- matching corner to corner, cut each square into halves, leaving you with 4 half square triangles.





Block Assembly:


Use the picture below to place your pieces for assembly. Sew the orange triangles to the cream triangles first. Then sew the cream/orange units to the purple triangles. This will leave you with 4 cream/orange/purple units. Sew them together to make the whirlwind pinwheel block.

3 comments:

rachel griffith said...

oooh.
SUPER cute.
:D

Teresa said...

Its a lovely top and looks very complicated. I am sure you are in for a lot of compliments on that one when you show it off to your friends.

Mandy said...

Wow. I am so impressed. I have always wanted to learn to quilt and just last night finished my second sewing project ever...a tote bag for my 8 year old's birthday. It actually turned out really good. I think I am too intimidated to start quilting...Great tutorials though!