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2017 Block of the Month - October

 by thequiltingpatch on 12 Oct 2017 |
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So far on this BOM project I have made sure that the blocks were all ready to upload before the beginning of the month, but I think I can safely say that as today is the 12th October, I have failed!

Please accept my sincerest apologies - I had the best intentions when we went up to Brisbane for the Brisbane Quilt Show. ( laptop in tow)
There must be a thinning of the air in Queensland because my brain just couldnt get the laptop turned on. It may also have had something to do with the hundreds of quilters we served daily at the show - either way - well it just didn't happen.
But here we are ready for the next block and just think ...by the time you are finished this one, November block will be on the blog too!

This months block is a simple pinwheel star, made entirely of HST ( Half square triangles) and a square on each corner.
Here is the layout and cutting guide for the block 

A - 3 1/2 " squares 
B - 3 7/8" squares ( you can either cut them in half or make easy HST's)

I almost feel like this block needs no instruction what with the far more complicated blocks you have made so far. Hopefully you are also feeling a bit more confident putting blocks together. 

Your main task is to make all the HST units first - they are easily speed pieced. 
Remember to trim those nasty dogears off after you press each unit.

Although you could easily construct this block in 4  rows, because the centre of the pinwheel is the focus, I like to piece it first and get the seam right



If you didnt get the centre right first go, its much easier to unpick than if you have joined two whole rows of your block.
Now you can attach the side units and make top and bottom rows, and then join them on.

I hope you enjoy making this block and that you forgive me for its late arrival!
 

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