Monday, March 14, 2011

bloggers block - a - palooza, block #15 ~ the double pinwheel!

Hello, I'm Kerri of Lovely Little Handmades, and Sew Deerly Loved!! I'm so glad to be part of this lovely quilt along with John of Quiltdad!!

This week we are doing a double pinwheel block, so lets get started!!

(I'm so sorry about the pictures, I did the block at night and didn't realize until I was done that the pictures where so bad.)

Cutting your squares~
  • Cut two 3-7/8" x 3-7/8" squares from the floral fabric.
  • Cut two 3-7/8" x 3-7/8" squares from the solid mustard fabric.
  • Set aside.

  • Cut two 3-7/8" x 3-7/8" squares of the green ticking stripe fabric
  • Cut four 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" squares of the ticking stripe fabric, and then set aside
  • Cut two 3-7/8" x 3-7/8" squares of the circle fabric
  • Cut four 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" squares of the circle fabric, and then set aside

Making the half square triangles~

1. Draw a line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the flowered fabrics, then pair them each with the mustard fabric facing right sides together. Set aside

Now follow the same step above with your circle and stripe fabrics that are 3 7/8 inches.

2. Sew a 1/4 inch seam on each side of the drawn line on all 4 paired squares.

3. Cut with your rotary cutter on the drawn line of all 4 squares. Now you should have 8 triangles.

4. Press seams open, and then trim the corners of all 8 squares

Assembling your block~

1. Arrange your block with the 3 1/2 inch square blocks you had set aside with your half square triangle blocks so it looks like the picture below.

2. Sew row 1 together, and then follow with rows 2 thru 4, and press seams open.

3. Sew the rows together and then press seams open. You should have a 12 1/2 inch square block!!

Wasn't that easy peasy!!

Thanks for joining me, and next week is the final block with Vanessa of V and Co.


  1. Great block - very excited to get started! Thanks so much!

  2. Thank you so much! Love pinwheels and your blog is adorable ... really enjoy the visit :)

  3. Gotta love the pinnies! Thanks so much! Looks super fun and easy too! (famous last words.....)

  4. This is a beautiful block for sure! Thank you!!!

  5. I love pinwheels! Thanks for a fun and easy block!

  6. Pinwheels are my fav!!! And now you just gave me a new idea! I love it- thanks! you are amazing :)

  7. Great block! Will there be a PDF?

  8. Can't wait to make the block. Love how your site is so 3-D, I feel like I can reach out and touch the lace - and am enjoying your playlist too. Thanks for being part of the Quilt Along.

  9. Great block and wonderful tutorial!

  10. I love this block! Is there a PDF version? It'd make printing it out better. :-)

  11. I haven't ever done a pdf before, sorry! If anyone knows how they are welcome to. :)

  12. Please find out how to post a pdf file for this. I would tell you how, but I don't know myself. Maybe you could ask one of the other block contributors, as they have all provided pdf files for us. Thanks!

  13. Is there going to be a PDF for this block?

  14. sorry, i've never done a pdf. i'm waiting to hear back from john about it. :)