I finished stitching 12 of these "Dutch Pinwheel" blocks this evening - fun stuff! I've been wanting to make a quilt out of these blocks ever since seeing this quilt by Messy Jesse about a year ago.
This pile of 150 or so triangles of 1930's prints that were left over from the basket quilt I had pieced last year inspired the project. I needed another 40 half-square triangle sets, so I used this method to quickly stitch up the remaining sets.
I used my "Bloc-Loc" ruler to square up the half-square triangle sets - love it!! It is the slickest invention. I had purchased it last spring at the AQS quilt show, but this was the first chance I had to use it. I'll post more about it later.
These design boards were a great help - I was able to lay out all my triangle sets, then stack the boards and set them next to my machine so I could sew away.
I was so happy with my points, thanks to the Bloc-Loc ruler.
As much as I love my 1930's prints, they do feel a bit dreary compared to the bright, clear colors that are widely available these days. So, since I'm having so much fun with half-square triangles, I may just have to stitch up another version out of my Pam Kitty Morning fabric stash!