Oh, My Stars Block #2 Squares and Pinwheels

This block is very pretty with the pinwheel in the center.  You will note that a few of the blocks at the beginning will have various pinwheels in the center. 

Here are the colors I chose: 

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From each fabric cut a strip of 2 and 2.5 inch squares.  This is the basic formula for the blocks in this challenge. It will rarely change.

I checked at quilterscache.com and was unable to find a pattern for this block, but once I played with it, it was easy to figure out.  Here are my simple instructions.

You will need four 2 inch squares of each piece and four 2.5 inch squares of each.  What I didn’t use in the block was used later on in other blocks, sort of mix and match.

Here is a picture of the center block. Excuse me, I didn’t realize until just now that the bottom half square triangle is turned the wrong way! OOPS!  But the block came out correctly!

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Here is a picture of the block before it went together: 

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You can see that I used the dark fabric for the corners and the light to medium as contrast.  Remember, to keep your pieces in the right position, not like this!  LOL!  No wonder I had issues with it!  After sewing it together, this is the finished block! 

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My apologies for not posting more instructions but I believe that pictures are a lot more helpful than writing out instructions.  Remember, I get confused at times.

Have fun sewing.  See you Thursday, March 14 with the next block! 

Donna

About cozyquilts

Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Donna. My hubby is retired and I am still working from home. I have twin daughters and am blessed with 4 grandchildren. We are owned by 4 cats that love to supervise and are very nosy. I have been quilting since 1996. In addition to making quilts for my family and friends, I also make charity quilts for Marjoree Mason Center and Valley Children's Hospital. Marjoree Mason Center is a local organization here that helps and supports battered and abused women and children get out of abusive relationships. Every Christmas I make several baby quilts for the women, along with a small stuffed animal. Valley Children's Hospital is a new venture for me that just started this year. Every month or so I drop off a couple of quilts along with a small toy, for the children. I use a lot of bright, fun fabrics to help cheer them up. I do special order quilts but please be advised in advance as I work full-time in addition to quilting, I only do a few during the year. Also, it may take up to 6 months to a year to completely finish a quilt as my sewing time is limited. I only do applique or patchwork and will incorporate machine embroidery into my patterns, when requested. Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you and friends again soon.
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