Thursday, April 16, 2009

How to make a Pinwheel bock

Just thought I'd post the pictures of this mornings work. The green and ivory fabric is my trying-things-out material, as it's strong and heavy and quite forgiving. More than anything, this is here to remind me what I did in what order. You know how it is sometimes.

Draw and cut out 2 ivory and 2 green squares.

Put the ivory and green square on top of each other, right sides together, and draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the ivory square. Stitch a seam 1/4 inch from the line.

Turn the square around, and do the same from the other side of the line, 1/4 inch away.

Cut along the diagonals, and voila!

Open out to see 2 triangles stitched together.

Match up two sets of triangles, and stitch to make a rectangle. I'll have to do some other photos to remind me how I did it, but I basically opened them all out to the pattern I wanted, then folded them onto each other where the seam had to run.

Open them all out, check the pattern, and then fold together, wrong sides out, and stitch the seam.

Open out to reveal the finished block! One of my green corners isn't quite right, but its righter than previous attempts!

And now we have to get on because the AC and I just realised it was Thursday and Claire and E are coming to play at 1030. And we are both in jamas, planning a jama day. And he needs a bath.

But we don't mind. It's all a lovely day!

1 comment:

Angela said...

Thanks for sharing those instructions and photos! It makes me want to give it a try...whenever I have enough time!