This block is listed in Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns as block #1278 and first published in 1976 in the Progressive Farmer
Many settings of this block are possible. By coloring the smaller or larger blades of the pinwheel to blend into background fabric or to "pop" out the look changes. Putting the blocks on point is a nice variation.
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A monochromatic choice.
Same as above, but with multi-color blades.
A dramatic effect with black background fabric.
A 'carnival' look. Small blades dropped out.
Similar look, but this time alternate larger blades are dropped out.
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