Block 9 is designed by Jen Kingwell Designs. I love pinwheels! And, as you can see this small 6" block has four of them, what fun. |
This is probably one of the few times you do not have to play with color values because your eye will either see the light or the dark pinwheel first haha!
When piecing smaller blocks, use a smaller stitch length and machine needle, i.e. a 70/10, a finer weight thread, such as a 50 wt., Aurifil, or an even finer 60 wt. thread, and sewing an accurate scant 1/4" seam allowance.
As you do Block 9 you might find that pressing your seams open will be helpful because of all the multiple seams within.
A 2 1/2" Square ruler to "square up" you pieces.
To make the Half Square Triangles, HST, we highly recommend the Block Loc HST. Get the 2 1/2" Bloc Loc HST or the larger 6 1/2" which can be used for any HST up to 6 1/2".
Or if you prefer to paper piece - you might want to use the 2" Triangle Paper from Primitive Gatherings.
Another suggested item to make your angles might be the Clearly Perfect Angles clear template.
One last item - Eraseable Frixion Pens to mark your fabric.
Here is the FREE download for Block 9.
Ref # SS_Blk9