Scrappy Pinwheel in a Square – Part 2

Scrappy Pinwheel in a Square – Part 2

Just a short time ago I showed you my new block idea of Scrappy Pinwheel in a Square.   No triangles to cut and no squaring up!   I’ve been having a lot of fun making these blocks.  It’s really quite satisfying to make such a pretty block from scraps.  Actually I think they are quite addictive and not at all boring.  Read more about that here.

Scrappy Pinwheel in a Square

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Today I’m showing how I am finishing those blocks ready to go into a new baby quilt.  I thought the blocks needed something extra.  I decided in order to overcome the bias edges of the block and finish them ready to go into the quilt.  To do that I thought they would look and behave beautifully with a frame.

This is how I do it.

Ingredients for the framed Scrappy Pinwheel in a Square Block

1 x a 1 1/2″ Width of Fabric (WOF) strip for each block

Method

Gently press your blocks without stretching.  From each 1 1/2″ WOF strip, sub cut the strip into;

2 x 8″ strips

2 x 10″ strips

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Pin a 8″ strip evenly to two opposite side of a finished block.  Sew them on, being careful to observe your 1/4″ seam so that the points are not lost.   Finger press.

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Pin a 10″ strip evenly to each of the remainder unfinished sides and then sew on.

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There you have it a framed scrappy pinwheel in a square.  No more bias edges and I think it looks more finished.

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Press to finish the block.  Make some more!

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