This was a turning point for me as adding the extra fabric along the edges finally helped me master control over stitching on the perimeter of the block. Unfortunately, the half circle echoes were tricky and I wasn't very happy with the end results of the block.
That said, adding the scrap lead fabric along the edges was game changing. I wish I had done this when I first started out. It's perfect for beginners.
Here's the finished block:
And the back:
It's always interesting for me to see the finished backs of my blocks, especially after some time has past since I finished the block. The thing I've come to learn is it's never as bad as I first thought when I left the machine. It's wonky, the lines look more like drunken waves than symmetrical echoes, but the general shape and feel of the design is clearly there.
Have you joined us in our Building Block Quilt Along? You can jump in at any time as this is not like your average Quilt Along where if you miss the train at the start, you're out of luck. When you get your pattern (either a physical printed copy or a download which you'll receive immediately upon purchase), you get all 42 designs at once so you can quilt the blocks at your own leisure. You also join us on our Facebook page and connect with other beginners as well as quilters who are just beginning the Quilt Along.
So that's it for the Pinwheel block. Until next week, let's go quilt!