Yardage: You will need 1/2 yard (or a scrap) of black fabric for the center
1/2 yard orange fabric for pinwheels
1/2 yard purple fabric for pinwheels
1/2 yard lime green fabric for inner border and binding
1 1/4 yards border print fabric (if using a border print type) or 3/4 yards if not.
Cutting: Black: Cut center panel 16 1/2" x 20 1/2"
Orange: Cut 4 strips 3 1/4" x WOF (width of fabric)
Sub cut into 44 3 1/4" squares
Purple: Cut 4 strips 3 1/4" x WOF
Sub cut into 48 3 1/4" squares
Green: Cut 2 strips 1" x WOF
Sub cut into 2 strips 1" x 16 1/2"
2 strips 1" x 21 1/2"
4 strips 2 1/2" x WOF
Border Print: Cut 4 strips 45" x 4 1/2" or what ever width is pleasing to you with the border print you have picked out. (If you're not using a border print, cut 4 strips 4 1/2" x WOF)
Piecing: Sew a 1" x 16 1/2" green border strip to the top and to the bottom of the black center panel.
Sew a 1" x 21 1/2" green border strip to each side of the black center panel. (Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of this step.)
Stitch 1/4" from the drawn diagonal line on each side. I like to chain piece mine.
Press seam to dark fabric (I always press my seams open on half square triangles as I like the way they lay flatter and it's easier to quilt). Trim to 2 1/2" half square triangle.
Sew 4 half square triangles together as illustrated to form a pinwheel block.
Make 22 of these.
Sew 4 pinwheel blocks together to form a strip of pinwheel blocks. Make 2 of these.
Sew this pinwheel strip to the top and to the bottom of the center panel with borders.
Sew 7 pinwheel blocks together for form a strip of pinwheel blocks. Make 2 of these.
Sew this pinwheel strip to the sides of the center panel with border.
Now add the border print to the top and bottom. I mitered my corners.
And add the border print to each side.
You're ready to quilt it or send it to your favorite wicked Quilting Queen. Once quilted, add the binding.