Constructing the Pinwheel Block
What does a Pinwheel block look like?
This block is again quite simple and setting the foundations for more complex blocks. In this block you will learn how to put triangular pieces together.
- 2 fat quarters of complementary or contrasting colours (I hope you will continue to use the colour combinations you have chosen for your four patch block as these form the basis of your sample quilt).
- Matching thread.
- Sewing machine.
Block templates and my selection of fabric:
- Your templates will be uploaded on the ‘learn quilting with 7 easy quilt blocks’. Did you see my purple fabric. I have kept to my colour my amethyst theme but this time I have used a printed purple fabric to make my block interesting.
Cutting your fabric:
Tip 1: Once you cut out your blocks according to your template, set it out ready to stitch on the mat. I always prefer to do this so I don’t make a mistake in joining my blocks. In some quilts you may need a large number of the same blocks and this tip makes it very easy to stay organised.
Tip 2: If you will notice in the picture I have nipped the corners where the blocks will join at the centre. This will lessen the bulk of the fabric at the centre of the block.
Note for participants: all the course material produced on for this course is the property of No 3 Quilt Studio. Please ensure that this material is not distributed without the my permission.