Here’s my block from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8:
I love the watery blues and greens in this one. The fabric is Serenity by Cheri Strole for Northcott. Calming colors, yet it’s such an active block with the varying angles of the pinwheels and the triangles at the sides. Plus, with different colors on opposite sides of the block, fun things can happen. It all depends on how you put the blocks together.
For the simplest effect, watch what happens when the block is repeated. The aqua and lime create a woven effect across the top.
In this next setting, every other block is rotated and secondary designs appear inside the aqua and lime pinwheels.
Next, take a look at this setting where every other block is reversed. If your photocopier/printer has a reverse function you can use that. Otherwise, lay the foundation face down on a light board and trace the foundation on the back of your paper, and then duplicate the reversed foundation.
I love the versatility of this block and all that can happen with some simple twists and turns! Which setting do you like best? And what colors would you be playing with if you made this block? Share your ideas in a comment below.
All volumes of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks are available for purchase at QuiltAndSewShop.com/100Blocks. Digital versions are currently available with limited copies of some print versions are available. Watch for new issues at local quilt shops and newsstands in May and November.