This is block 4 in Susan’s quilt-along featuring stars and pinwheels, called Paper Pinwheel.
I am participating in the quilt-along by making small projects with the monthly blocks. This is an easy block and I made two 12-inch versions which I used to make a favorite hanger cover. I tape together three wire hangers, make a tube to cover the loop portion and a cover. I’ve been making these covers for over 7 years (tutorial here) and find it’s a good way to recycle wire hangers while providing a nice soft surface for clothes. I don’t usually make the cover this long but wanted to take advantage of the pretty blocks.
The second post was using the same block in multiples, creating a secondary pinwheel.
I made the blocks in a 4-inch size and combined them with an embroidered panel I had adapted from a favorite Helan Barrick decorative art pattern.
This made a very nice wall hanging.
The third post was a bonus block …
It was perfect for adding a couple of panels and a backing to create a comfortable cushion for my sewing chair.
I’m enjoying making the blocks and then finding ways to use them.