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Mosaic Twirl posted: 8/8/2005
by Dori Hawks Printable Page
Category: Pieced Level: Intermediate
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Description:
This block has a lot of movement and would look good repeated for a very interesting quilt. The example uses only 3 fabrics, but would be great using 2 or 4 (or more) fabrics. One variation is to make the center section the 4th color. See the examples below. Note the various placements of fabrics in some of the other examples. Changing the number and placement of fabrics makes the block look completely different.

Finished Block Size: 12"



Fabric Reqs For Block:
  • 4 x 20 A - Main Fabric Dark
  • 4 x 20 B - Secondary Fabric Medium
  • 4 x 37 C - Background Fabric Light
Cutting Instructions For Each Block
Piece Shape # Fabric Instructions  
A  4  Dark Cut four 3 7/8" x 3 7/8" squares
B  4 Medium Cut four 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 squares
C  8 Light Cut four 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 squares

Assembly: (Using " seams throughout)
Of one block
Instruction Diagram
Step 1: Using the four Dark squares and four of the Light squares, sew 8 half square triangle squares using Making Half Square Triangles Method 2.

Step 2: Using the four Medium squares and four of the Light squares, sew 8 half square triangle squares using Making Half Square Triangles Method 2.

Step 3: Using the Row Sewing Layout diagram for placement; sew the half square triangle squares together into Rows 1, 2, 3, & 4. Press the seam allowances on Rows 1 and 3 in one direction and the seam allowances for Rows 2 and 4 in the opposite direction. Doing this will enable the seams to butt up to each other and make the whole block lay smoother.


Step 4: Sew the Rows together into the finished block. See Mosaic Twirl Block Layout. Press your seams open or in one direction.


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Author: Dori Hawks
Level: Intermediate
 



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