September 13, 2016

Cirrus Solids Quilt Block Pattern

I am very excited to be a part of a blog hop today featuring Cirrus solids by Cloud 9. Each of us has designed a 12" block using these gorgeous solids in the same colors, and we're sharing the patterns for them. I made this jaunty little double pinwheel block- I hope you have fun with it!



Fabric Requirements: 

10" squares in 5 colors, or scraps

Cutting Instructions:

Background- (4) 4 1/4" squares

Inner (smaller) Pinwheel- 
      Color 1- (2) 4 1/4" squares
      Color 2- (2) 4 1/4" squares

Outer (larger) Pinwheel-
      Color 1- (4) 3 7/8" squares
      Color 2- (4) 3 7/8" squares



Cut the 4 1/4" squares twice diagonally, yielding 4 pieces each. Cut the 3 7/8" squares once diagonally, yielding 2 pieces each. 


Sewing Instructions: 

Assume a 1/4" seam throughout, and press all seams open.

Sew a background triangle piece to an inner pinwheel triangle, then sew that unit to an outer pinwheel triangle. Trim to 3.5" square. Make 16 of these units, 8 of each colorway. 


 Using 4 units from the last step, arrange into the following formation and sew units side by side, then sew the rows together. Make 4 of these units, 2 for each colorway. 


Sew the pinwheels side by side, then sew the rows together to achieve a 2 by 2 grid with colors in alternate positions.



 Twenty of the blocks together in a quilt would look like this. Isn't that fun? I love the movement it creates.



My block has been mailed in to be sewn all together with the others into sampler quilts for charity. I hope we get to see the quilts, they will be so unique.

Thank you Cloud 9 for the beautiful fat quarters, the Cirrus solids have a gorgeous texture and weave, I really enjoyed working with them. Not to mention the pretty colors!


Thank you also to our blog hop host, Stephanie. You can find more block tutorials from these wonderful ladies at the following links.

Host: Stephanie @Late Night Quilter

39 comments :

  1. Love pinwheel blocks! So double is twice as nice!

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  2. Great take on a pinwheel block, your tutorial is very clear, lovely.
    Smiles
    Kate

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  3. Great 'spin' on the pinwheel block!

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  4. What a terrific, playful block! I personally adore pinwheels, and love this iteration! Well done.

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  5. Love, love pinwheels-very nice! Thank you, Susan

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  6. You made a fun and beautiful pinwheel! Great tutorial too!

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  7. I love that you described your block as jaunty! You know what? It IS jaunty, lol!

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  8. Your block is one of the prettiest on this blog tour. Definitely one I would make.

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  9. Love this block! And your Cloud 9 fabrics you used for it!
    Susie

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  10. And again another pinwheel block to love. Very pretty with such great movement!

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  11. I love pinwheels and the colors in this bundle look great the way you used them in your block. Thank you so much for joining in.

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  12. Oh my gosh, you block is fantastic and is my of my favorites from the blog hop. GREAT job Allison!

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  13. I love how the shades of fabrics work together to make the pinwheels, and that you used all the colors. Great block!

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  14. I don't think I've ever seen a double pinwheel. It's awesome.

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  15. Wonderful tutorial. I think the double pinwheel creates a lot of movement in the repeat =)
    How fun

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  16. I've always loved pinwheel blocks and yours is lovely!
    cathylouwilson@gmail.com

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  17. Love pinwheels!!! These colours are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I agree that it is a lovely new take on a pinwheel block. It's very pretty.

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  19. Pinwheels that create pinwheels are fabulous!!! Nice block and a great tuturial!

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  20. So cute! I love the different color variations.

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  21. The pinwheels look so sweet in these colors. Nice tutorial too!

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  22. The color placement in your block is spot on! It looks great! I just love little pinwheels. Your tutorial is very well laid out and illustrated well too.

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  23. this is very pretty. i love the way you positioned your colors.

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  24. Love this. So pretty in Cloud Nine fabrics.

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  25. So beautiful.Love these pinwheels.Great job!

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  26. I really love your block. I'm wondering how a quilt might look mixed with another block mixed into it. You have me thinking. . .

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  27. love it :) pinwheels look so great made up as a quilt

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  28. Lovely block and great clear tutorial. Love th mock up which shows so much movement.

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  29. Love the movement in this block, Alli! Super pretty :)

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  31. Oh, I love the little pinwheels so much! Really beautiful work, Allison!

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  32. Allison-Love your pinwheels!. These Cloud 9 colors are gorgeous together and the individual blocks are awesome. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

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  33. Pinwheels are always fun. Good tutorial, thank you. :-)

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  34. Terrific block! It uses the colors so well. Those little pinwheels are so cute, and the quilt that results is beautiful. Great job!

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  35. It is indeed a lovely block and shows excellent use of colors.
    However, I have to point out that it is not new. Wrote a tutorial for this block over two years ago.
    http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/2014/04/four-patch-hst-boston-block-tutorial.html

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    1. You are right Preeti, pinwheels are definitely not new in quilting, and there are blocks in the hop that are much more unique. I spent a good deal of time thinking of a block that I thought was beautiful and coming up with my own original instructions for it, though undoubtedly similar things exist out there. I enjoyed looking at your clever tutorial and the different possible arrangements!

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  36. This block looks like so much fun! I've put it on my "must make" list. After designing my block for this hop, I now have a new appreciation for pattern designers. It's much harder than I thought. Karen

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