Here’s a perfect project for large-scale fabrics. By switching the colors of two triangles in the block, you get a pinwheel inside a pinwheel.
• 1/4 yard medium blue tonal* • 3/ 8 yard navy medium floral* • 1/2 yard light blue floral* • 1/2 yard dark yellow tonal* • 5/ 8 yard coordinating stripe* • 3/4 yard light green tonal* • 11/ 3 yards light yellow tonal* • 11/ 3 yards green leaf tonal* • 13/ 8 yards navy small floral* • 12/ 3 yards navy large floral* • 21/ 8 yards white solid* • Backing to size • Batting to size • Thread • Template material • Basic sewing tools and supplies *Angelica, Viola and Solid-ish fabric collections from Timeless Treasures used to make sample.
Prepare templates for A, B and C pieces as per Cutting Template Pieces using patterns given. Cut as directed on each piece.
From coordinating stripe:
• Cut 8 (2" by fabric width) G/H strips.
From navy small floral:
• Cut 10 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.
From navy large floral:
• Cut 9 (51/2" by fabric width) K/L strips. From white solid: • Cut 3 (101/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 48 (21/ 8" x 101/2") D strips. • Cut 15 (2" by fabric width) E/F/I/J strips.
CUTTING TEMPLATE PIECES
1. Using patterns provided, trace the A, B and C triangle shapes onto template material. 2. Label the templates. Keeping the labeled side up, trace around templates on the right side of the fabrics using a fabric marker. 3. Cut out traced pieces on the outline using a straightedge and rotary cutter.
COMPLETING THE BLOCKS
1. Sew a B triangle to the left angled edge and a light green tonal A to the right angled edge of a green leaf tonal C triangle to make one green A-B-C unit as shown in Figure 1; press. Repeat to make a total of 48 green A-B-C units.
2. Referring to Figure 2, repeat step 1 with remaining A, B and C pieces to make 48 A-B-C units with a B piece in each. Make 12 units each of the following C and A combinations: navy medium floral C/dark yellow tonal A; navy small floral C/light blue floral A; dark yellow tonal C/medium blue tonal A; and light blue floral C/navy small floral A.
3. To complete one Ribbon block, select one each green A-B-C and navy medium floral/dark yellow tonal A-B-C unit and one D strip.
4. Fold the D strip in half and crease to mark the center as shown in Figure 3.
5. Center and sew the D strip between the two A-B-C units with the tips of C matching the crease on D to complete one Ribbon block as shown in Figure 4; press.
6. Repeat steps 3–5 with one green A-B-C unit and one each of the remaining A-B-C units and D strips in each block to make a total of 12 blocks of each fabric combination as shown in Figure 5.
COMPLETING THE QUILT
Refer to the Assembly Diagram as needed for construction steps.
1. Select four identical Ribbon blocks. Referring to Figure 6, join two blocks to make a row; press. Repeat to make a second row. Join the rows to make a four-block pinwheel unit.
2. Repeat step 1 with remaining blocks to make a total of 12 four-block pinwheel units.
3. Arrange and join three different fourblock pinwheel units to make a row; press. Repeat to make a total of four rows.
4. Arrange and join the rows to complete the pieced center; press.
5. Join the E/F/I/J strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press.
6. Subcut strip into two each 2" x 801/2" E strips, 2" x 631/2" F strips, 2" x 861/2" I strips and 2" x 691/2" J strips.
7. Sew E strips to opposite long sides and F strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center; press.
8. Join the G/H strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two each 2" x 831/2" G strips and 2" x 661/2" H strips.
9. Sew G strips to opposite long sides and H strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center; press.
10. Sew I strips to opposite long sides and J strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center; press.
11. Join the K/L strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two each 51/2" x 891/2" K strips and 51/2" x 791/2" L strips.
12. Sew K strips to opposite long sides and L strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center; press.
13. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 94. 14. Quilt as desired. 15. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 94 to finish. QW