Let's take a look at how to sew the All Hallows quilt block. This traditional star block makes a beautiful secondary Pinwheel design when multiple blocks are sewn together. It uses only Half Square Triangles, Square in a Square and Flying Geese units to construct but there are a lot of points to match up! Originally it is made with only three colors but I had to add in two more to really get the secondary design to pop. Let's get started!
Fabric Requirements for a 12" Finished All Hallows Quilt Block:
- Light/White: 4 - 4.5" squares, 4 - 3" squares, and 4 - 2.5" squares
- Medium/Green: 2 - 3" squares, and 4 - 2.5" squares
- Medium/Purple: 2 - 3" squares, and 4 - 2.5" x 4.5" rectangles
- Dark/Green: 2 - 3" squares, and 4 - 2.5" squares
- Dark/Purple: 2 - 3" squares, and 12 - 2.5" squares
Half Square Triangle Units:
Using a Light/White 3" square and a Dark/Purple 3" square sew together a Half Square Triangle unit as follows:
- Mark a diagonal line from corner to corner on the back of the Light/White square.
- Match up a Light/White and a Dark/Purple 3" square, right sides together, and sew 1/4" (or a little less) on each side of the marked line.
- Cut along the diagonal line. You will have two half-square triangle patches.
- Open up the patch and press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric.
- Trim the unit to 2.5" square.
You can see these steps in the picture below.
For a detailed tutorial check out my blog post at https://fabric406.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/how-to-sew-a-basic-half-square-triangle-block.
Flying Geese Units:
Square in a Square Units:
Center Pinwheel Unit:
Lay out the Step 4 Half Square Triangle units as shown in the picture below.
Putting It All Together:
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