#jensfillerblocks Double Pinwheel

 

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Oh how I love a pinwheel block!! There is something so fun and classic about a good pinwheel. This is a fun double pinwheel that only involves 4 flying geese units and 4 rectangles. It’s SO easy and fast, I bet you’ll love making one too.

(4) 2″ x 3-1/2″ white

(4) 2″ x 2″ white

(4) 2″ x 3-1/2″ dark

(4) 2″ x 2″ light

Once you cut out all of your pieces, assemble 4 flying geese units that Look like this, with the light on the left side and the white on the right:

Layout your flying geese units and white rectangles, assemble into 4 quadrants, then assemble the block! It is so fast and the color combinations are endless!

#jensfillerblocks Goose in the Pond variation

I found this lovely, teeny, tiny  piece containing block on Threadbare Creations blog and knew if I tweaked the 4 corner pieces, layout of half square triangles, and color placement, I could replicate a 6.5″ version of a popular pattern. Since that pattern is based off of a traditional goose in the pond block, I am sharing it here.

Head on over to Threadbare Creations for the cutting instructions. Get your microscope ready, though. 🙂

#jensfillerblocks Maypole Dance

Maypole

 

This block is another traditional block that is so fun and can be so versatile, depending on your fabric choice and placement.

(4) 2″ x 3-1/2″ white

(4) 2″ x 3-1/2″ print

(4) 2″ x 2″ print

Place the 2″ x 2″ print right side down on top of the 2″ x 3-1/2″ white rectangles. Make essentially half of a flying geese (some call this an easy corner triangle). Layout the block, sew into quarters, then sew together. It’s another fast and easy block for your sampler quilt.