The Pinwheel Star Quilting Block
The Pinwheel Star Quilt Block is a 4-patch block,
that is further divided into 16
This quilt block looks difficult, but is actually
very simple. It is made with squares and
triangles, and it uses
value so that
both the star and the pinwheel stand out.
The block at the top of the page is made from
batiks. You need a lot of contrast between the background and the pinwheel
and star blocks. The block would have scanned better had I used darker
fabric. In person it is very beautiful.
I made this block using
at 2 inches. It makes an 8 1/2 raw block.
To make it easy, I used all
triangles. However, if you want to eliminate some of the seams, you
flying geese units for the outside of the block.
Here are the
make your half
square triangles and squares and
This is one of those blocks where you need to lay
out the units on a big square ruler or a piece of cardboard and then take to the
sewing machine. It is easy to get confused on how to place each piece.
The can be a frugal, scrappy block by using
You could use a dark color for the pinwheels, and a medium color for the other
This is an easy block that is very beautiful.