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The Mosaic Pinwheel Block is such an easy block to put together and it creates a beautiful effect.
What You Will Need – 12″ Finished Block
Tools Used in this Video
How to Construct the Mosaic Pinwheel Block – 12″ Finished Block
This block is just so easy to make. You can make a quilt by simply sewing a number of the blocks together or you could add sashing between the blocks. It looks great either way. Add some borders and you have a truly lovely quilt.
I have only used two contrasting colours but you could change it up by making each block a different colour or even each of star points in a different colour. There are just so many ways you can colourise this versatile block.
The instructions below are for a 12′ x12″ finished block.
What You Need:
To make the half square triangle (HST):-
Assemble the Block:
I really like how this square comes together. I did start out doing the centre checkerboard in the usual way by cutting the strips of fabric across the width of fabric. But decided that as I was only making the two squares it was just as easy to cut the fabric into the squares required.
I have just used 2 contrasting fabrics because I think it shows the pattern off nicely. But as always you can use as many colours as you wish.
These instructions make a 10″ block.
What You Need:
Fabric 1 (white):
Fabric 2 (green):
What to Do:
Make up the centre block first.
Sew the rows together.
Make the Half Square Triangles.
Lay out the pieces to form the pattern.
This is an easy block as long as you make sure to place the strips in the right order.
Start with a square in the centre and build out from there.
We have seen Log Cabin quilt blocks where people simply add a strip of fabric and then once sewn on, trim it back to size. Although this can work, it can result in distortion or warping of the block. If you cut your fabric so that it fits exactly then your block should come out square without any distortion.
Here is a downloadable PDF showing you how to cut the fabric, and how to sew the strips together:
Another easy quilt block that looks fantastic when it’s put together. What I really love is the clean, fresh look of this block. I am really happy with how the colours cam together. And do you know what, it is really easy to make. You are going to love this one.
The finished size of the block is 9″.
What You Need to Make One Block:
If you are making more than one block then cut your strips across the width of fabric, this includes the 4″ strips you will be using for the half square triangles.
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Now we are going to make the rail fence units.