Patty’s Pinwheel Star

This star block is a variation of the Martha Washington Star. The techniques included in the star are the “flying geese” or double half square triangle and paper piecing of half square triangles. These techniques are fairly simple in themselves and come together to form an interesting star block that can be used for any occasion. This session, in my classes, the theme is the holidays, so I am selecting reds, greens and whites for the colors, an assortment of values in light, medium and dark. One could use 2-4 different fabrics.

The measurements are included in the handouts. I will illustrate with photos, the sewing together of the units. First and most important is cutting out the fabric to exact size, keeping the edges even when stitching and matching the seams using 1/4″ seam allowances





Tip: Sewing seam  using  scrap of fabric                       

Matching seams

Sewing through the X to match points.

One thought on “Patty’s Pinwheel Star

  1. Hey looks good. More to see how well you’re doing with only one eye.

    On Thu, Nov 4, 2021 at 4:20 PM PATRICIA BRUVRY ARTS wrote:

    > pbruvry posted: ” This star block is a variation of the Martha Washington > Star. The techniques included in the star are the “flying geese” or double > half square triangle and paper piecing of half square triangles. These > techniques are fairly simple in themselves and come ” >

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