Trifle Dish: Pinwheels


To make LAYER 3, use charm squares to create a scrappy version. One layer cake and a fat quarter will make a non-scrappy version.

For EACH Pinwheel block, you will need:
Fabric 1/Background: 4 – 5″ squares
Fabric 2,3,4,5/Pinwheels: 4 – 5″ squares (mixed prints or cut from one or two prints)

Suggested precuts for scrappy version: fat quarters, layer cake

1. Create 4 half square triangle (HST) units from 2 charm squares

  • With right sides together, sew a scant ¼” seam on each side of the charm squares.
  • Trim along the diagonal of the HST unit to create 4 half-square triangles.
  • Press to the darker fabric.
  • Square up each HST to 2½”.

Make 16 sets of HSTs per block.

2. Lay out your block pieces as shown.

Piece together in rows.

Press well.
3. Repeat steps 1-2 to make 7 more blocks (8 total).

4. Join 8 blocks to form Layer 3.

1 row, measuring 64″ x 8″

Block design by Amanda Castor of {Material Girl Quilts}