|Here is what your finished 3D pinwheel block will look like.|
I started with a charm pack of Monster Bash by Moda. I knew I wanted a 2 by 2 arrangement of this block for a mini quilt so I chose 16 of the charms and arranged them in 4 rows of 4.
Then I chose 16 charms for the pinwheel blades. These each need to be pressed on the diagonal:
Ashley recommended pressing seams open but I found that too difficult. The seam wants to lie in the opposite direction than the pinwheel blade is pointing. (So that thick QST is actually lying flat rather than being bent back onto itself.) But pressing the seams this way ends up giving your abutting seams when you sew the block together so it works nicely.
When joining blocks together you can easily press the seams open because you won't be dealing with any pinwheel blades in those seams.
Four joined blocks will finish at 18 inches square. I'm planning on adding a 2 inch border of one of the dark fabrics before quilting and binding it. This one has to be done and sent to my partner by September 20th. But I've got several other projects with deadlines coming up so I'm hoping to finish it up soon. Thanks for stopping by today. I hope your projects are going well.
Linking to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
and Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation