Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fractured Broken Pinwheel quilt

This fractured Broken Pinwheel block split each unit 4 by 4 then uses four color gradients each within three fabric groups. If you use jelly roll 2½ inch strips, you get a block that measures 16 inches finished. Put together more blocks and you'll have a good sized quilt in no time.

For each block...

Color group 1 (yellow): 4 light half square triangles, 4 medium light squares, 4 medium half square triangles and 4 medium squares, 8 dark half square triangles.

Color group 2 (blue): 4 light half square triangles, 4 medium light squares, 4 medium half square triangles and 4 medium squares, 8 dark half square triangles.

Color group 3 (brown): 4 light squares, 8 medium light squares, 12 medium squares, 16 dark half square triangles.

In this example, make 4 blocks using 2½ inch strips, cutting half square triangles from strips using a half square triangle ruler. Add a 1 inch finished border and a 3 inch finished border to make a 40 inch quilt.

Happy Quilting,
Jeanne