"Pinwheel" Block
BOM 7 a half square triangle block

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Block of the Month Series

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November  - BOM #7

This "Pinwheel" block is listed in Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns as block #1121 as a Ruth Finley block (and later as "Paper Pinwheels by Nancy Page). This is an easy block to make with the simple "add on triangle corner" method. I've shown a way to make the block without resorting to using 16 individual squares. No paper piecing is needed for this block.      

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If you need some help with tips on making Half Square Triangles, 
including how to use some of the quick sewing methods,
see this article:
Half Square Triangles

 Back to Index of all Pinwheel BOM's here

Quilt blocks images were prepared by Susan Druding with Electric Quilt and PhotoImpact graphics program.

Susan Druding

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