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Oh, My Stars! Block #5 Windmill

Hello Everyone and welcome back to Oh, My Stars! 

This is the fifth block in the series and is called Windmill.  It is a fairly easy block consisting of half square triangles and 2 inch squares.  I used two colors for this block, actually two 10 inch squares from my stash.  Here are the colors I chose:

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Now for the cutting instructions: 

From the yellow you will need 8 2.5 inch squares and four 2-3/8 inch squares that will be cut in half diagonally to give you 8 half triangles.

From the print, you will need four 2-3/8 inch squares that will be cut in half diagonally to give you 8 half triangles.

Here is a picture of the block laid out before sewing and a close up of the center piece.

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Sew together your half square triangles and then lay out.  You will notice that it is a pinwheel in the center, very easy block to do.  Just remember that it is all half square triangles with 8 squares thrown in and watch the placement of your pinwheel.

Here is my finished block.  I may redo this one as the fabric was a little stretchy and my machine was acting up.  Also, it’s a fun block to make and would make a pretty baby quilt!

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Oh, here is the link to quilterscache if you want to use their pattern:  http://www.quilterscache.com/W/Windmill2Block.html.  Their block is a 8 inch block and uses 3 colors.  Just remember to adjust as our blocks are all 6.5 inches square. 

Have fun!  

Donna

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