Use This Charming Block by Itself or in Larger Projects

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It’s Great for Scraps!

This beautiful block is a great project for colorful scraps. Create a spinning rainbow, like the designer did, or use whatever color theme you prefer.

When selecting fabrics, notice how each section of color is darker (or denser in color) in the center, getting lighter as the colors move out to the edge. That contributes to a sense of movement, helping the block seem to spin.

Spinning Pinwheel Block Tutorial

Finish one block for a mini quilt, string 3 or more together for a runner, or create a square of 9 blocks for a wall or table quilt. You can combine several blocks for a larger quilt in whatever size you prefer.

The block is constructed using paper piecing, with excellent instructions that make the process as simple as possible. Templates are provided for each patch, making it nearly impossible to get the placement wrong. This is the perfect project for learning how to paper piece, and for giving it another try if you have had a bad experience with it.

Spinning Pinwheel Block Tutorial

The finished block, designed by Nadra Ridgeway from Ellis & Higgs, is 12″ square. Instructions are written in German, with an English translation right underneath each section.

Click here for the free “Spinning Pinwheel Block” tutorial.

You’ll also need the pattern, which is available here.


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