You will want to continue using the two 4.5” strips that you cut yesterday.
2nd Pinwheel Block
Make sure that you cut your left and right B sections correctly – cut your first left sections from the left side of the fabric and your right sections from the right side of the fabric. Meaning when you have your strip laid out in front of you – cut 4 pieces starting on the left (which is probably natural for right handed people) and cut 4 pieces from the right hand side of the fabric (a little less natural for us righties).
3rd Pinwheel Block
The cutting is slightly different:
Attach second B section. Make 4 total – follow photo above to layout your block – voila! Block 3 complete!
4th Pinwheel Block – this one is slightly more complicated, but I really love the way it looks:
I used a scrap piece of fabric for the backing and also scraps from a larger project for the batting. I decided to hand quilt this project. I pin basted like crazy.
This was the first time I ever hand quilted anything – my hand issues have always kept me leery of doing it for fear of extra pain and swelling. I decided it was finally the time to give it a go (and yes, I did have extra swelling and pain the next day – but it was short lived and the resulting project was so beautiful that it was WORTH IT!). I asked my friend Jenna from SewHappyGeek for some guidance and she oh so graciously offered to do a video tutorial! If you are even the least bit interested in learning this technique – please go check out her video – it is totally worth the 5.5 minutes of your time. She did a wonderful job with it plus you can finally put a voice to the words on the screen!
Come back tomorrow for a quick tutorial on how to do a machine binding!
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