Use as many or a few scraps as you like. Instructions include rotary cutting and AccuQuilt cutting. For the sample quilt, I used black with white dots for the main pinwheels. The secondary pinwheels are made from bright scraps. The background was made from a white tone-on-tone and white fabric with black dots.
You can scrap up all the backgrounds using low volume prints or light fabrics and scrap up the pinwheels as much as you like.
Finished quilt size: 57" x 79"
59 blocks, diagonal setting
Finished quilt size 64" x 80"
80 blocks, straight setting 8 x 10
- Cut 4 @ 2-1/2” dark squares.
- Cut 4 @ 2-1/2” scrap squares.
- On the wrong side of each square, draw a diagonal line.
- Place a square, right sides together, on top of a rectangle as shown.
- Press toward the dark fabric.
- 4 dark triangle shapes
- 4 scrap triangle shapes
Assemble the Block
Piece 1 dark chisel to 1 scrap chisel as shown. Press toward the dark chisel.
Arrange the 4 units as shown and stitch the block together. The dark fabrics should make a pinwheel in the center.
Setting Triangles for Diagonal Setting
The blocks finish 8”. To cut side and corner triangles, follow the steps below.
Cut 1 strip @ 12.5” x WOF. Sub cut to 3 @ 12.5” squares. Cut each square in half diagonally twice. One strip will make 12 side triangles.
Cut 2 squares @ 6.5”. Cut each square in half diagonally once to make 4 corner triangles.