Thursday, December 5, 2019

Seeing Stars Sew Along Step 4

Step 4

6’’ pinwheel block

Block as it appears in the quilt.

Background fabric- cut 4 squares 3 ½’’ x 3 ½’’
Other fabric- cut 4 squares 3 ½’’ x 3 ½’’

Make 4.

Make the HST:
Layer the background and other fabric right sides together. 
Sew on the diagonal from corner to corner.
Trim away one side leaving a 1/4’’ seam allowance.
Press the seams away from the background fabric. 
Trim to 3 1/2'' x 3 1/2'' as needed. Make 4 HST.
(Or use your favorite method for making HST.)

Arrange the four 3 ½’’ x 3 ½’’ HST units as shown in a four patch.
Sew two units together into pairs. Press the seams.
Sew the pairs together into a 4 patch. Pinwheel press the seams.

Make 1 block for each panel.

Turn the HST units different directions to make a diamond or a four patch.
Make only two HST units and sew them to background squares.

Get creative and try using scraps from previous steps.

Please post a photo of your blocks to the group Facebook page (link) and tag it with #seeingstarssewalong and #butterflythreadsquilting

or send a photo to me at
Butterflythreadsquilting (at) and I will post it for you!

Go here for a printable version of Sew Along Intro Information
Go here for a printable version of Step 1 
Go here for a printable version of Step 2 
Go here for a printable version of Step 3
Go here for a printable version of Step 4

Enjoy every stitch!


  1. I LOVE this sew along! Thank you so much! I love your layout and I see how you substituted some 4 patches in place of some of the pinwheel blocks. Is that correct?

  2. I love pinwheel blocks. Forget to check the blog yesterday, so I didn't get the clue until the email came today. Now I have pinwheels and whatever Bonnie's clue is today to get down. Oh my.


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