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Sunny All Around

A simple Pinwheel block is quite a star when it’s surrounded by multiple borders—pieced and plain.

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Assemble Quilt Center

1.     Sew green print 1-1⁄2 ×8-1⁄2" sashing strips to opposite edges of large Pinwheel block (Quilt Assembly Diagram). Join green print 1-1⁄2 ×10-1⁄2" sashing strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward green print sashing strips.

2.    Add orange-and-green stripe 1-1⁄2 ×10-1⁄2" sashing strips to opposite edges of large Pinwheel block. Sew orange-and-green stripe 1-1⁄2 ×12-1⁄2" sashing strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward orange-and-green stripe sashing strips.

3.     Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out 20 assorted green print 2-1⁄2" squares in two rows. Sew together squares in each row. Press seams in one direction, alternating direction with each row. Join rows to make a long sashing strip. Press seam in one direction. Repeat to make a second long sashing strip.

4.    Repeat Step 3 using 24 assorted green print 2-1⁄2" squares to make two short sashing strips. 

5.    Join short sashing strips to opposite edges of large Pinwheel block. Add long sashing strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward orange-and-green stripe sashing.

6.    Add orange-and-green stripe 1-1⁄2 ×20-1⁄2" sashing strips to opposite edges of large Pinwheel block. Sew orange-and-green stripe 1-1⁄2 ×22-1⁄2" sashing strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward orange-and-green stripe sashing strips.

 

7.    Cut and piece orange floral 1-1⁄2 ×22" strips to make:

•    2—1-1⁄2 ×24-1⁄2" sashing strips

•    2—1-1⁄2 ×22-1⁄2" sashing strips

 

8.    Add short orange floral sashing strips to opposite edges of large Pinwheel block. Sew long orange floral sashing strips to remaining edges to complete quilt center. Press all seams toward orange floral sashing strips. The quilt center should be 24-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. 

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