Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Think Halloween!

Now that I have a new Grandson, I have been thinking more about decorating for the holidays.   Even though Daniel will be too young to really enjoy this Halloween, I found these Halloween pinwheel blocks I'd started and decided to work on this quilt.

I think the quilt is a bit busy, but I'm going to put the 1/2" black sashing between all of the blocks and maybe a black border. Hopefully that will tone it down some. Any other suggestions?

Here is how it looks with just the first round sewn on. 

I'm making these pinwheels from two 5" squares- one background and one Halloween print.  Put right sides together and sew around all four sides.

Then cut twice on the diagonal as shown.

When they are pressed open, they will look like this.  Your 4 half square triangles for your pinwheel block are right there together.

Rearrange and sew.  This is also a good way to use those charm squares.  I'll link this tutorial on my sidebar in case you want to find it again. 
I hope you're all finding some time to stitch today!

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