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Pinwheels & Pumpkin Seeds

A double helping of patchwork and appliqué makes this wall hanging a fall delight.

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Assemble and Appliqué Blocks

1.    Referring to Diagram 1, sew together a cream or tan print triangle and a black print triangle to make a triangle-square. Press seam toward black print triangle. The triangle-square should be 4-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 120 triangle-squares total.

2.    Sew together four triangle-squares in pairs (Diagram 2). Press seams open. Join pairs to make a pinwheel unit. Press seam open. The unit should be 8-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 30 pinwheel units total.

3.    Referring to Appliqué Placement Diagram, lay out four prepared pumpkin seed appliqués on a pinwheel unit; baste in place.

4.    Using threads in colors that match the appliqués, machine-blanket-stitch or zigzag-stitch along appliqué edges to make an appliquéd block.

5.    Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make 30 appliquéd blocks total.

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