I saw this one over at the Academic Quilter
and just had to rush off and make one. It uses the tri-recs ruler. Once you have a ruler, it is nice to be able to use it in lots of different ways. Usually it makes the pointy stars, I've also seen it used for Alamo stars, and this pinwheel version makes three uses for the same ruler.
The middle of the block is made with this fat part of the ruler. You will need 4. It is easiest if you double your fabric over and cut two units at a time.
This part of the ruler combo makes the wing portion of the block. With fabric doubled over you will cut 4 pairs. Make sure the fabric is wrong sides together or right sides together so that your pairs will be mirror imaged.
So here are the pieces:
From light orange, cut 4 center triangles
From dark orange, cut 4 pairs of side wings
This is how the wings get lined up. The wide part of the wing goes toward the apex of the base piece.
Finger press the seams open and add the other wing.
Press with the seams going toward the dark and trim the dog ears.
This is the block layout. Notice the direction of the top of the block, it faces in a different direction for each section.
Sew the four subunits together and enjoy.
Cute! I wondered how to make that one. Now I know... off to make it.
I have the tri-recs so that's down for tomorrow!
Such a cute little block!
So does this block measure 6.5"
Great block! Want to try it myself.
On my Christmas wish list. Love how it turned out.
Have ruler, will travel! Love that block! Note to self: remember to play around with pieces a ruler makes besides what it was made for. :-)
Fortuitous timing!! Someone gave me the tri-recs ruler set as a gift and I have yet to use it. I will definitely make some of these blocks. Very cool! Thanks for writing up these instructions.
Have a good weekend!
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