Thursday, October 27, 2016

Scrap Quilt 2016-2017: Block #9

Cutting Instructions

White Fabric
  • 4 - 2 1/2" squares
  • 4 - 3 3/8" squares
  • 2 - 4 3/8" squares

Color Fabric
  • 60 - 2 1/2" squares
  • 4 - 3 3/8" squares
  • 2 - 4 3/8" squares

*Note: Always press to the color fabric unless otherwise noted.

**Note: Half squares triangles (HST) allow plenty of room for trimming. To make HSTs with some trimming space, reduce square size by 1/4". To make HSTs without trimming space, reduce square size by 1/2".

Step 1: Make the first set of nine patch blocks. Referring to the next 5 photos, sew together 9 - 2 1/2" color fabric squares per nine patch block. Make a total of 4 nine patch blocks. You will use 36 - 2 1/2" color fabric squares for these 4 blocks.

Press the top and bottom rows to the left and right. Press the center row to the center square.

Step 2: Make the half square triangles (HST). Use the 3 3/8" squares. Lay a white 3 3/8" square on a color fabric 3 3/8" square right sides together. Mark a diagonal line along the squares, then sew 1/4" from both sides of the line.

Cut along the line, then press open and trim to measure 2 1/2" square.

Make a total of 8 HSTs.

Step 3: Repeat the previous sewing method with the 4 3/8" squares to make 4 larger HSTs. Trim these to measure 3 1/2" square.

Step 4: Sew these HSTs together to make the center pinwheel. Press to the top left and bottom right HSTs. This would be the dark blue ones in the photos.

Step 5: Make the nine patch blocks shown in the next 6 photos. Use 2 HSTs, 1 - 2 1/2" white fabric square, and 6 - 2 1/2" color fabric squares. Press the top and bottom rows to the left and right blocks, and the center row to the center square,

Step 6: Assemble the block. Sew together the center pinwheel and 8 nine patch blocks. Press to the center pinwheel, and the nine patch blocks without HSTs.


  1. Thank you for a great photo tutorial - it's a lovely block:)

    1. Thank you Lesley, I'm glad you like the tutorial!

  2. Thanks for the great tutorial!!


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