I’m so delighted to once again kick off the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks blog tour! And, I’m super excited to share my Pinwheel Star block with all of you!
I love foundation paper piecing and this block is super easy using this tried-and-true method. However, when I first designed Pinwheel Star using EQ7, I drew the lines for the orange pieces so the end of the line was in the corner of the block.
Not a wise decision! Because when the blocks are set side-by-side there would be 16 fabrics coming together in one spot … Yikes!
So, I modified the block and changed the angle of the one line … easy-peasy with EQ7. The quilt is so much easier to assemble and your eye doesn’t even notice that the orange piece stops short of the corner. That is unless I point it out!
If you like a more traditional look, change the fabrics to a classic red and tan color scheme to create a striking design. Yummy!
The possibilities are almost endless! I hope you have fun playing with my Pinwheel Star block, as well as the other 99 blocks in this issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Pick up a copy wherever magazines are sold or order a digital copy from Quiltmaker.
The 100 Blocks Blog Tour continues through May 6. Stop by all the blogs for inspiration, ideas and giveaways galore!
Be sure to leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 13.
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Happy Quilting! ~Nancy