Matching Points on Pinwheels

Pinwheels and triangles are the hardest thing for me to do when piecing. The reason is that I want the points to come out exactly in the seam. I pulled out an unfinished project of pinwheels when I needed some busy work last week. And here is the ‘aha’ moment that I had. While it’s not ideal that all seams are NOT pressed to the darker fabric, it’s very nice that the points meet beautifully in the middle. Maybe we can’t have our cake and eat it too.

What I realized is that having all the seams pressed in the same direction (clockwise or counter clockwise) is what gives me perfect points on the pinwheels. Look at the pictures below and you will see what I’m talking about. You may have to look carefully to see where the point is “off” on the second photo, but that is the one that has all seams pressed toward the darker fabric.



Matching Points on Pinwheels — 3 Comments

  1. I really like 2 color quilts too, and I’m partial to pin wheels. Have you already posted what pattern you used in this quilt? I’d love to know. Thanks, Suzanne