Today I am participating in the Around the Block Round Robin Quilt Along over at Patchwork Posse . I chose a simple design because I know how daunting a quilt can seem. One of the first quilts I made was a strip-pieced block and it made quilt making totally seem doable. I was like a mad woman stitching long pieces of fabric together! Then when you cut all those stitched pieces and start seeing your creation come together, it’s just so inspiring.
Here is what you will need for the 12″ block:
- 1/8 yard cut of three different fabrics
Cut each 1/8 yard into a 2.5″ strip, the whole width of the fabric
Sew the first two strips together with a 1/2″ seam. Press seams open.
Sew the third strip to the block and press seams open
Cut the long strips into 4 separate 6.5″ blocks
Arrange the blocks as demonstrated above, to create the pinwheel effect.
Sew the top and bottom blocks together on the sides
Now sew the top and bottom together to create the complete block! You did it!
Here is what 4 complete blocks would look like sewn together. You can start to see the design come together! As you can see, pinwheels are created with the inner and outer colors that are used.
Think of the possibilities!