To make the block you need:
4 pieces background fabric each 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ piece for center square
4 pieces each 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ for the PLUS
8 pieces each 4″ x 4″ for pinwheels
8 pieces background fabric each 4″ x 4″ for pinwheels
basic quilting tools
Using the eight 4″ x 4″ background and eight 4″ x 4″ print fabric pieces, create 16 half square triangles (HST’s). To do this layer 1 print piece on top of one background piece right sides facing. Draw a diagonal line down the center of one of the pieces. Stitch 1/4″ on each side of the line and cut apart on the line you drew.
Press seams to the dark side of the fabric and trim the pieces down to 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (If you need more detailed instructions for creating Half Square Triangles you can find them on THIS POST, or tips for trimming the HST’s on THIS POST).
After you have completed and trimmed the HST’s lay the sewn triangles and cut blocks out in rows as shown above. Stitch together one row at a time. Stitch row 1, Press seams to one side. Stitch row 2, press seams to opposite side of row 1. Repeat for all 5 rows.
Then just stitch the rows together. When you’re finished trim your block down to 15″ x 15″.
Just a quick reminder: This project along with ALL of the other projects on this blog are offered to you for free. The only thing that I ask is that you do not use them for any commercial purpose. If you have a shop, this is not meant to be a program for you to use in your store. It’s meant to help build the online community of people who all LOVE quilting. Please respect that so that I can go on sharing these projects for everyone. If you are playing along and have a blog of your own, PLEASE feel free to post the blocks on your blog, just link back here for the instructions. If you have a friend that wants to join in, send them the link to this page, please don’t print out the instructions and make a bunch of copies. Thanks!!!!