I've been working at my scrappy quilt pinwheels this week in between other projects and I'm really pleased with how its looking. I tried two ways of making pinwheels and found this way easiest & more accurate.
I have a lot of scraps already cut into squares ( 4", 4.5", 5"). Some are from my own projects and some were given to me. I tend to like really bright colours so pinwheels were a great way to combine my brights with colours I wouldn't usually use.
So I went through my bin of squares and put two contrasting fabrics right sides together. Then I drew a line down the centre:
Then I stitched 1/4" down both sides of the marked line.
Then cut down the line and you have two half square triangles. I did a whole batch of these and then played around to make the pinwheels, some with all blades the same:
Others with alternating blades:
Then I joined these together and trimmed them to 6 &1/2" blocks.
I love the way they have turned out! Amazing how good scraps can look.
I trimmed up the 16 patch blocks and then had fun playing around with them all:
I have still have a lot more pinwheels to make but I'm loving this so far! The pattern I'm using is one of Bonnie Hunters - Patches & Pinwheels.
Linking up to Scraptastic Tuesday - lots of great scrap project links there.