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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Chock-A-Block Wednesday

Pinwheel Flowers


I haven't been able to post to Chock-A-Block
Wednesdays since before Quilt Market.
Things have been so busy since then and
that's a great thing!  Please refer to past
posts as you need them and I will post blocks
again from time to time.

This is the June Block of the Month for
the Redbud Quilt Guild.  This pattern is not
mine, I'm just showing how I made my
block.  The block was presented by Nancy M.


Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: White
12 - 3 1/2" squares

Fabric B: Medium green
4 - 6 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles

Fabric C:  Medium pink
4 - 3 1/2" squares

Fabric D: Light pink
4 - 6 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles

Note:  On all 3 1/2" squares draw a diagonal line down the center.  Then
on one side draw another line 1/2" away from the center line.


Fabric Fabric C 3 1/2" square on right
side of Fabric D rectangle with right
sides together.  Sew on both lines.

Cut between the lines.  Press to the
corner on rectangle.
Press seam in half square triangle to the Fabric C,
set aside.


Place a Fabric A 3 1/2" square on left
side of rectangle with right sides together
and repeat the process.
Make 4 of this unit.

Press seams in half square triangle to the
Fabric A.  Set aside.


Repeat above process using Fabric A
3 1/2" squares and Fabric B rectangles.
Make 4 of this unit.

Press half the seams of half square triangles
to the Fabric B and half to the Fabric A.
Set aside.


Make Quarter Units:
Layout as ahown and sew together taking
care with the point.
Make 4.


Layout units as shown and sew
together in 2 rows.  Press seam
in row 1 to the right and seam in
row 2 to the left.


Sew rows together and press final
seam open to reduce bulk. 
Square to 12 1/2".


Please Note:
The following differs from the
original pattern as I squared
the half square triangles to 2 1/2".

Square half square triangles to 2 1/2".


Layout half square triangles as shown,
the arrows show the direstions of the
seams.  Sew together in 2 rows taking care
"lock" seams together, this will give you
a precise point.

Press seam in row 1 to the left and seam in
row 2 to the right.

Sew rows together.  Press final seam up.

Make 4.


Layout units as shown and sew together in 2 rows.
Press seam in row 1 to the left and seam in row
2 to the right.


Sew rows together and press final seam open
to reduce bulk.  Square to 8 1/2".




















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