Earlier this week I squeezed in some time to work on the pinwheel sampler quilt. I really like this simple block, which is made up of just one color and the background fabric, which is white in my case.
The more new blocks I try, the easier they are getting. It has been fun to learn some new things, and see how they come together. Often, I will see a picture of a finished quilt, but not really have any idea how the blocks were constructed. Now I am starting to figure out the basic shapes that come together to make different things. Although I am catching up on this one, I still have two blocks left that I haven’t finished and directions for another block will be posted tomorrow.
I am all caught up on the Jelly Roll Quilt Along. This third block is really different than the first two. I have seen this basic block in some quilts I really admired, like this one over at “Crazy Mom Quilts.” The little tutorial for the block below helped me see exactly how the square within a square is put together, since I got to do it four times.
In fact, I liked this technique so much, that I used this basic block to make the baby quilt for Ryan’s daughter. I am finishing it up today and will share pictures soon.