This block is listed in
Pieced Quilt Patterns as block #1278
and first published in 1976 in the Progressive Farmer
Many settings of this block are possible. By coloring the
smaller or larger blades of the pinwheel to blend into background fabric or to
"pop" out the look changes.
Putting the blocks on point is a nice variation.
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This look for a bold wall hanging or pillow top.
An old fashioned 1930s fabric look.
On point laid every other block
On point in a lattice arrangement
An old-fashioned simple look
Dropping one set of smaller blades every other block.