Block 32 - Double PinwheelIt's May Day! Happy May Day! A new month means a new color and for May I chose yellow and orange. I'm notably lacking on the hot colors, so I thought I'd work on that now. This block is another one with a lot of points coming together in the middle - 8 to be exact. It's really not hard to get them to match, (although mine are a little off! Look at yesterday's to see a good block!) Just take your time, sew accurately and press those seams open and it should go well for you.
- From the orange check, cut 2 - 3 7/8"* squares. Cut each in half on the diagonal to make 4 triangles.
- From the orange AND yellow, cut 1 - 4 1/4"* squares. Cut each in half on the diagonal with an X to make 4 triangles each.
|I love this orange check. I've had it in my stash for years! I matched it with a Moda Marble for the yellow and a Fossil Fern (I think) for the orange.|
|Cut your squares.|
|Layer the large 2 squares right-sides together. This is so the pairs will be ready to sew without having to re-match them.|
|Cut the remaining 2 small squares only once on the diagonal.|
|This is one unit. Sew the small triangles together, pressing to the dark. Then sew the triangles together pressing to the large triangle. Trim to 3 1/2" if you cut your pieces larger. Just trim the dog ears off if you didn't.|
|Make 4 of these identical 3 1/2" units. Make sure you keep the dark and light small triangles consistent on all 4 units.|
|Lay out the 4 units and sew together in pairs. Press the seams open. Make sure the placement is correct to get the double pinwheel effect.|