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

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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