Sunday, September 13, 2015

Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler - Whirler

I finally found time and energy to start on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler blocks for September!
This is a simple whirling block based on two inch strips.  You will need two shades of orange and some background fabric.
Start by matching one 2 inch orange strip with a background strip and use the easy angle ruler to cut two HST units.  Repeat with the other orange.  You could also use one orange or four different oranges depending on what scraps you have on hand.
After preparing 4 HST units, you will need to cut 4 squares of background fabric and two rectangles of each orange 2 by 3.5 inches each.
Sew the HST units together, remove dog ears and press.  Match each HST so that the hypotenuse of the orange touches the square.
Sew the squares together and press away from the HST units.
The two patch should now be the same size as your rectangles.  Match them up so that the other hypotenuse of the orange touches the orange rectangle.  Sew each of these four pairs of rectangles together.
Now you will have four subunits ready to arrange.  Whirl them around the center point and sew the four patch.
Here is your finished 6.5 inch block.
Add star points to complete your sampler block.  


Kathy's A Quilter said...

sorry that you are feeling pressured to create when you aren't feeling well. So thank you for this effort and this exciting block.

Mari said...

I;ve not seen this block before. It;s great! Looks like it's walking toward something. Hope you get to relax some yet this weekend.

Sara said...

This block is really cute. Can't wait to add it to the rest of them.

Delighted Hands said...

Nice energy for this color!

Nell's Quilts said...

This looks like a fun block to put together. Can't wait to cut into my orange and pink for the star points.

Donna said...

I really like this block! I've never seen it before so I wonder if it's your original design. I can't get the other September blocks to open. Are they not supposed to yet?

Kate said...

Hope this means that you are feeling better.