Second thing I figured out was how to make a double pinwheel using my Easy Angle ruler. This quilt block was inspired by a clients quilt on the longarm machine. I put the quilt on the machine last night. I just stood there and thought, I'm gonna figure this one out. Why did I not just go buy the book? I looked for the Double Pinwheel (Quilt in a day book by Eleanor Burns) at JoAnn's...not there....not a the local quilt shops either. I've asked a few friends about it, they did not own it either. I really did not have the $$'s to order the book...this was our mortgage paycheck (not much left after the mortgage is paid)...and most of you would agree that out of a need comes a necessity...one to figure things out for myself! LOL
So here is what I did. Basically, I'm giving anyone that would like the instructions on how to make this block. If you don't have the Easy Angle ruler, you can purchase one at your local fabric store or online. Or maybe you use what you have at home!! The angle is a 45degree.
Cut 1- 2 1/2" x wof each of a light and dark fabric. Sew these two strips together down the width of fabric to make your first strip set. Each strip set makes 2 double pinwheel blocks.
|1)Begin with two color strip set|
|2) Fold strip set onto itself, remove selvege edge|
|4) Use Easy Angle Ruler, line up at 4 1/2" line and cut on angle|
|3) flip ruler, notice black tip of ruler is resting on bottom of strip, cut on straight side of ruler...flip and cut...continue this down the strip of fabric|
|5) Open up your first set of triangles. You want to place your fabrics like I have in picture. Same colors should not touch.|
|6) Here is one block with all 8 units|
|7) Fold right side of unit onto left side of unit and sew on the angle|
|8) This is where I learned how to use my camera!! |
LOL I'm chain piecing here
|10) Here you join the units to make the |
top half and bottom half.
press the seams open
|11) almost done!!! Sew these together, press open|
|12) Look! You are done!! Block 1 complete.|
I don't know if there is another name for this block, I can't find one in my book of blocks. My block size is 8 1/2inches....
By the way: I was teaching at the lqs this past Saturday and someone stole my "quilter" front license plate off my truck. I'm slightly ticked about this!! Why oh why would someone steal this?