pinwheel sampler quilt along: block two.

27 February 2010

pinwheel sampler quilt along.

here are the instructions for block two!!!

we HAD to have the pinwheel block that started it all.


yall will need:
one 6 7/8" x 6 7/8" square of focal print fabric {mine=red/yellow floral}
one 6 7/8" x 6 7/8" square of secondary print fabric {mine=yellow}
two 6 7/8" x 6 7/8" squares of solid fabric {mine=cream}


using my hst tutorial, use your 6 7/8" squares to make 4 hst blocks.

this is our block layout.
easiest pinwheel block EVER.


sew row one together, pressing seams to the right.
sew row two together, pressing seams to the left.
{this will ensure perfect seams.}


sew you two rows together to construct your block.
cute huh???


to tackle those pesky bulky seams...
with your block folded in half, seam rip the first 2 or 3 stitches.
{as pictured.}
do this for both sides of the fold.


your seams are open, now finger press them in opposite directions.
it'll look somewhat like a mini 4-patch block.


now make one more block in a completely different color scale.

my advice:
i choose fabrics that were the same hue or really coordinated well.
play with your fabric placements before you commit to cutting.
although it's a ubber simplistic block, it makes a strong statement.

so that's 4 blocks down. 12 to go.
& next week we are gonna do one of my fav pinwheel blocks.

i can't wait to start seeing all of yall's blocks show up in our flickr pool.
last weeks blocks are looking great!!!

{pdf version of this tutorial can be found here.}

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jaybird said...

ohh.. nice & sweet & simple... and a pdf version.. look at you!

tammiemarie said...

I was getting ready to start blocks #1, and now I can get both #1 and #2 done tonight! thanks for posting!

JulieFrick said...

Of course I have been stalking the site and have my fabrics picked out and ready! Looks like I know what I'm doing with my Saturday night...and I wouldn't have it any other way.

~melissa p. said...

Yay!!! My heart goes pitter patter!! I will get started right away!! Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I love it!! and thanks for the PDF's

PunkiePie said...

I'm ready! Hopefully will get to do the blocks tomorrow morning.

SewCalGal said...

Great insights Rachel. Thanks!


Joanne said...

Great tip on reducing the bulky seam. Block 2 went together great. Thanks again!!♥

Jen said...

a simple pinwheel, but my favorite! (well I shouldn't say that yet b/c I'm sure you'll be putting some pretty great ones here for us to make that I've never seen or done!)

Sandra said...

How great it would be to participate...but definitively now time yet. Nope!
It is still fun to follow your making thought, and perhaps one day ...;)

Elizabeth said...

Yay! I love that this is a block of the week program and not a block of the month!

Anonymous said...

Yah!! I could hardly wait till this weeks block.


KarrieLyne said...

Sweet and simple :) Loving this quilt along and how it is coming together. Excited to see what's next!!

Anonymous said...

They turned out so pretty. I guess I have to get myself in gear and start the first one.

Gabrielle @ i.craft said...

How did I miss the first one? Okay now I have to get to work. :)

Rita E said...

Awesome! Can't wait to get started on mine and to see everyone else's on flickr!

Meghan said...

I bought some fabric online today to join — better late than never, right?

I was wondering, will the quilt use the entire layer cake? I got a fat quarter bundle with 18 FQ prints. Will that be enough for all the blocks, or should I get a few extras FQs?

Leanne said...

Okay, I get that it is totally weird to love a quiltalong but I really do love this. I love the fabric I am using, I love pinwheels (who knew you could love pinwheels) and your tutorials are great. This is a ton of fun. You are super great to put this all together - thanksthanksthanks.


Joy McD said...

How could I miss this quilt along?! Can I still join in do you think... I didn't manage the calendar quilt challenge, but I think I could do this... :)

Mary said...

I am loving this quilt along! Thanks so much for putting this together and sharing your awesome skills and creativity with all of us! Hope you're starting to feel better too . . . the first trimester is a beast :-)

Anonymous said...

Uber has one b, it's a German word, and uses an Umlaut (those two little dots above the letter)for pronunciation. If we don't have the Umlaut, you can use ue instead. The English/American use of the word usually uses a hyphen to attach it to the word it describes, as it is part of the formation of compound words in German.

Anonymous said...

Been wanting to learn how to quilt for so long, but could not find adequate instructions - or the nerve - until now!! Thank you so much!

debby said...

I've had no electricity for 5 days, and the first thing I did once it came back on was to make these pinwheels. Thanks for the treat! Now, back to the laundry.

Amy Sp said...

Just made these last night! I made them before Block 1, because they seemed like the simplest, but I'm anxious to get back to Block 1 now! I uploaded to the pool too!

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I found all this amazing, these blocks are very beautiful, and meaningful at the same time, it is to give an extraordinary gift.

Vero said...

I was looking for help with my triangles and you have exactly what I needed: a nice how-to. Thanks

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