Sunday, March 21, 2010

Busy Sewing

I finished this week's Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along blocks.

Sewing blocks, I love it when the fabric piles up.

Week 5, finished blocks.

I didn't like the way week 4's blocks were made (with half square triangles) so I chose to do them with flying geese blocks - with the easy method of sewing squares together.

To make the required FG blocks, the squares needed are one 7¼" square of the main fabric and four 3 7/8" squares of the background fabric (to make a 12" block). Line up 2 squares of the background on the main fabric, draw a diagonal line and sew ¼" on each side.

Cut the square in half and iron open.

Line up the remaining two background squares, draw a diagonal line and sew ¼" on each side.

Cut in half and iron open. Results in four flying geese to make the pinwheel or whirligig block needed for week 4.
I found this block too plain, so I am waiting to sew it together.

All the blocks together. The middle, bottom shows what week 4's block are supposed to look like, but I think I would prefer to have another set of flying geese blocks added.

This shows what it would look like (I added the second block's set of FG to see, in the middle, bottom row). I will wait until the end of the quilt along to see if I have enough squares of the layer cake fabric left to add the extra FG.

I also finished sewing the Pinwheel in My Garden mini quilt together. It is all ready to be machine quilted. This week's project/focus!

Have a great day!!
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