*I made 2 new posts today so make sure you read “Part 4”.
So you’ve made your half-square triangles, and are ready for the next step, right? I know some of you are so I’ll go ahead and post what I’ve done next. In fact, I’m still sewing these together. I love seeing the fabric combos!
The pinwheel block is one of my very favorites. It’s easy and oh, so cute. These blocks will be the center focus of the quilt.
Step 1: Lay your half-square triangles in front of you as shown in photo:
Step 2: Take the fabric on the right of the photo and place it over the top of the fabrics on the left side of the photo. Simply put: your right sides of each fabric block are facing.
Step 3: Using a 1/4 inch seam allowance, sew the first block set together along the right-hand side. Repeat for the 2nd block set. (Red dashed-lines indicate where you are sewing.)
Step 4: Open and press your seams with iron. Press on both sides of this new block.
Step 5: Right sides together, sew your top block to the bottom block.
Congratulations! You’ve now made a pinwheel block! It is so fun to see the colors come together. You’re going to love this part. Remember, practice makes ALMOST perfect. I’ve never made a PERFECT quilt but I love each one. Enjoy the process, learn from it, and have fun.
Keep sewing! I’ve got to sew the rest of my blocks over the next few days so we can move on. I have some ideas for what I want to add to it next, but I’ll let you know how those come as I get there. You may have some ideas, too!
Oh, and if you’d like to tell your friends about what you are doing and invite them to join in, here’s a button you could place on your blog, or other online areas. Link them back to the YCMT blog post so they know the steps and how to get started.
Joining in a little late? No problem! Here’s what you’ll want to do: