Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Today I needed something simple - and pink. And not foundation pieced. I hope you don't mind.

Out of background fabric, cut:
two squares 1 3/4" x 1 3/4"
two squares 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"
four rectangles 1 3/8" x 3 1/4"

Out of main block fabric, cut:
two squares 1 3/4" x 1 3/4"
two squares 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"

Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each background fabric square.

Place each main fabric square right sides together with a matching background fabric square and stitch a 1/4" seam on each side of the drawn line.
Cut each resulting section along the drawn line and press open.
Referring to the block diagram lay your block sections out on the table. This will help you sew them together correctly.

Sew a small half square triangle to each short side of two of the background fabric rectangles.
Sew the larger half square triangles together in pairs, referring to the block diagram.

Sew the half square triangle pairs together to form a pinwheel.

Sew a background fabric rectangle to each side of the pinwheel.

Sew the remaining sections to the top and bottom of the block.


  1. Yay for happy pinwheel blocks! :) And it is very pretty in pink.

  2. I don’t mind. It’s cute, it’s simple and it’s a great one to start to get my That Quilt mojo back...! Thanks!