This months block is named 'Garden Pinwheel'. You will need a light and dark for the block... a scrap for the applique flower and yo-yo. I had to add the yo-yo, love them! You can also embellish your flower with a button, or both a yo-yo and button!
|Trace flower on to heat n bond, iron on contrasting dark fabric scrap.|
|Cut flower out and iron on the center square. Using a blanket stitch sew around the edge of the design.|
I used my sewing machine and a contrasting gold thread. If you prefer needle turn applique you can do that too!
|To make the pinwheel section, layer 1 light square and 1 dark square right sides together. (4 total)|
On bottom, measure 2 1/4" and mark, draw a line from this point to the corner, repeat on all
4 squares. This is your sewing line.
|Sew on the line....|
|Iron 'open' and then trim the cream excess so that the block measures 4 1/2" again, repeat on all 4 blocks.|
|Trim excess fabric to a 1/4" seam...|
|Lay the completed squares out as shown to form|
the pinwheel block.
|Sew the blocks together using a 1/4" seam.|
|Make a yo-yo using a 30mm yo-yo maker or a 3" fabric circle. |
Attach to the center of the flower. I blanket stitched around my yo-yo.
12 1/2" square (this includes seam allowance)
|She won these lovely fabrics!|