July 2015 BOM – Modern Pinwheel

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Our Block of the Month for July is a Modern Pinwheel. I felt this block would lend the negative space needed to showcase all the Free Motion Quilting everyone has been learning with our FMQ monthly series with Candi Lennox.

Guidlines for the block:

  • Use solids for background & prints for pinwheel blades
  • Maker chooses 2 different colors to work with
  • 12.5in unfinished
  • Not required but appreciated – make a second block for our charity block stash
Start with four 7in blocks (if you are good with your 1/4in seams do 6.5) and choose your print scraps for the pinwheel blades
1. Start with four 7in blocks (if you are good with your 1/4in seams do 6.5) and choose your print scraps for the pinwheel blades
2. Firgure out your blade placement. These do not have to be an exact size. For those familiar with a wonky star it is very similiar.
2. Firgure out your blade placement. These do not have to be an exact size. For those familiar with a wonky star it is very similiar.
3. After sewing the blades on you want to give them a good iron
3. After sewing the blades on you want to give them a good iron
4. Flip over and trim off those hanging pieces
4. Flip over and trim off those hanging pieces
5. Then trim off the extra piece of backing to reduce bulk
5. Then trim off the extra piece of backing to reduce bulk
6. Lay out your squares and sew them together just as you would do a standard 4 patch
6. Lay out your squares and sew them together just as you would do a standard 4 patch
7. This is an example of how I iron my seams for this block.
7. This is an example of how I iron my seams for this block.

Here are 3 that I made.(3rd one is for my Irish penpal not a requirement for our BOM)

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I hope you enjoy making the block. I look forward to seeing what color combos everyone else chooses. 🙂

~das jen

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About The Jacksonville Modern Quilt Guild

We are the Jacksonville Chapter of The Modern Quilt Guild. Our mission is to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education and community. We welcome quilters of all skill levels.

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