This is our last block of our Summer Sampler. We have one more week of our Summer sampler series where we will discuss different finishing options for your blocks. This block can be made different ways but we made it so we used a variety of different triangles to create this pinwheel block. The center pinwheel design is inside of a modified square in a square type of design. The layout of the triangles is what we want to pay attention to when we assemble the block. Be sure to check back next week to see different ways to put your blocks together.
This week we will be half square triangles to create the block. The layout of the pieces and their directions is what is going to make our brains work a little bit more. The piecing of the triangles is not difficult. Color value and the distribution of the fabrics gives the design for the block.
Just a quick reminder, we will be closed for Labor Day weekend, September 3-5, so we can spend time with our families. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 6 at 9am.
We have been building each week our skills and this week we are going to be combining some of the blocks we made the previous weeks, rearranging and putting them together. All the basic units of this block we have made previously. We are going to take what was made last week and combine some half square triangle blocks to create this week’s block.
It is hard to believe that we are halfway through August. Kids are going back to school, harvesting has started and the summer heat continues. This week block uses a combination of large and small half square triangles to create this design. We are using some of the smaller half square triangles to create a larger triangle block. Next week we are going to be using part of this block in the block.
Last week we learned how make quarter square triangles. This week we will be combing triangles from half square triangles and quarter square triangles together. Combining these triangles will create a pinwheel block.
Since we are more than halfway through our sampler, I recommend checking your quarter inch seam allowance. A true quarter of an inch seam allowance is what is needed for the sampler blocks to make them come out correctly. If it has been a while since you changed your needle I would also put a new one in.
Next week we will continue on combining quarter square and half square triangles to create a patchwork block.