SCRAPTASTIC SCRAP QUILT 8
PUTTING THE BLOCKS TOGETHER AND ADDING A DESIGN TO THE CENTER
This week we begin sewing the blocks together to complete a row.
We also bordered our rows with our strips on both the top, bottom and sides of our row. Once you have completed sewing the borders around the block, you can then join the rows together. You will have your top row done and your bottom row done. The center is all that will be left to focus on.
For the center, I used a 1 yard piece of fabric. I used the length of 36 inches and cut the width at 12”, which is the measurement of the center of my quilt backing.
For the middle strip-
Cut one piece of fabric 12” W x 44” L or if your fabric is less than 44” Long, you can do what I did.
Cut one piece of fabric 12” W x 36” L
Cut – 3 – 4” pieces of contrasting fabric
Cut – 3 – 4” pieces from your scraps
Put one scrap square and one contrasting colored square, right sides facing each other. Sew all around the square using a 1/4” seam allowance.
Once finished, cut the square diagonally in both directions, making an X. Press the seams open, cut of the dog ears and then lay out your pinwheel pattern.
Sew the pieces together and square up your pinwheel to 4”. For detailed instructions on how to make the pinwheel from start to finish, watch the full tutorial listed below in this blog post.