Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Nine-Patch Pinwheels for the Buoyant Blossoms BOM

Block of the Month for July 2016 --
Nine-Patch Pinwheels

 Included in this pattern set are templates, foundation pattern, and rotary cutting instructions.  I used foundation patterns, as the patches are a bit irregular in size – such as the square patch, which has an unfinished size of 3 ⅜”.  If you do use rotary cutting, be aware that EQ7 has slightly oversized the triangles, and you should square up each pinwheel to 3 ⅜”.  Finished size of each pinwheel or square will be 2 ⅞”.  Finished block size will be 8 ½”.

You will need 10 full blocks for the personal throw, plus 4 half-blocks on the diagonal.  For the wall hanging, you will need 4 full blocks, plus 4 half-blocks.  The half-blocks will be sewn to the corners of the Basket of Tulips center piece.  Using printed foundations pieces make it easy to make those half-blocks.

Fabric requirements for the nine-patch pinwheels for the personal throw:
Cream:               1 ½ yd.
Dark pink:          ¼ yd.
Light pink:         ¼ yd.
Dark blue:          ¼ yd.
Light blue:         ¼ yd.

Fabric requirements for the nine-patch pinwheels for the wall hanging:

Cream:                yd.
Dark pink:           yd.
Light pink:          yd.
Dark blue:           yd.
Light blue:          yd.

Here is the Basket of Tulips block with the Nine-Patch Pinwheel half-blocks sewn to the corners:

Download from Scribd by clicking the down arrow at the bottom of the pdf files above, then following instructions at the Scribd website.  Below each embedded pdf is a link where you can download these files from Google Drive, if you prefer.
You may also download it from Craftsy or Etsy:

Sarah Lynn's Quilting on Craftsy

Sarah Lynn's Quilting on Etsy

Download from Google Drive:

If you'd rather use templates:

Download from Google Drive:

If you'd rather use a rotary cutter:

Nine-Patch Pinwheel Blocks Rotary Cutting

Download from Google Drive:

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Gladiolus Block

The Gladiolus block for the Buoyant Blossoms quilt is done.  Pattern to be posted later.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Blue Lotus Block

The Blue Lotus block for the Buoyant Blossoms collection is finished.  Pattern to be posted at a later date.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Lily Block

Another flower block for the Buoyant Blossoms BOM is done.  The pattern will be posted in due time.  ;-)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Dresden Plate Corners & A Pansy Block

These are the next blocks for the Buoyant Blossoms BOM -- but only a look; the pattern will be posted later.

Click photos to enlarge.

Saturday, June 4, 2016


Here's a sneak preview of next month's Buoyant Blossoms block -- nine-patch pinwheels.  I've spent part of the afternoon writing instructions and making pdf files.

These are the blocks that are done so far, laid out in a semblance of order:

Nine-patch pinwheel block.  Finished size:  8.5".

I attached four pinwheel half-blocks to the corners of the Basket of Tulips central piece.

Here are as many blocks as I have done all laid out.  Sashing and cornerstones are only finished for the center piece so far.

This will be the layout for the wall hanging.  

Now to start the corner blocks.