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Pinwheels - my favorite block,
This review is from: Sew Simple Pinwheels: Patchwork Techniques for the 21st Century (Paperback)
One of my favorite blocks is the pinwheel. Maybe it is because it makes me think of the pinwheel toy I had as a child and held out the window of the car to "power" it.
The author shows you how to create a pinwheel using Charm Squares. Once sewn, you can play with the layout and have lots of looks. She even shows how to make curved pinwheels without having to cut curve blocks. I have been using this technique to make Cathedral Window blocks and it is ultra simple.
She also shows how to create spool blocks and yo-yos or as the English call them - Suffolk Puffs! Using these three items and turning the blocks in various directions, you can make many different looking quilts, wall hangings and table runners.
There aren't many patterns in this book as it is one that promotes your own creativity. Ms. Hellaby shows you the basics and then turns you free to create your own styles. What better way for a quilter to be than creative!