This month I'm participating in A to Z Challenge, where 100's of bloggers around the world challenge themselves to write every day for the month of April, working their way through the alphabet. I'm sewing a patchwork block for each letter of the alphabet. Each day I will share that block and a little about the block and direct you to where you can find a tutorial for that block on the Web.
Once again the pattern for this block comes from Quilter's Cache and can be found here. It's centre is a pinwheel, one of my favourite block units. Its probably the kid in me. I always loved pinwheels! In a quilt block I love the sense of movement that a pinwheel can create. The whole block is made up of half square triangles - 16 of them in all. - 4 for the pinwheels and 12 for the flying geese units and side units. It would be possible to make the flying geese looking units as flying geese rather than 2 half square triangles but it would use more fabric.
An internet search found lots of examples of the block in a variety of fabric
I wasn't able to find any examples of quilts made apart from diagram on Quilt Cache. I actually don't like it. Its very messy when put together in the quilt. I feel it is a block that looks great in sample quilt or sashed blocks but not so great on its own