Last week I posted a video on foundation piecing for beginners using solid fabrics.
I wasn’t totally satisfied with it so this week I’ve gone for an even easier block.
The whirlwind block is 9 1/2 inch square, including seam allowances. To make this block you need to make the pattern 4 times, but it’s such an easy pattern than it hardly takes any time.
Watch a video tutorial showing how to make this block using foundation paper piecing:
This block contains 3 pieces. For one block cut:
- Piece 1: 3 1/4 inch x 7 1/2 inch fabric
- Piece 2 and 3: 6 1/2 inch x 4 inch rectangle cut in the diagonal to make two triangles
For each block print 4 patterns:
- Download Whirlwind block pattern (pdf) – make sure you print it at 100%
Below there are two possible layouts you can try with this block for two different looks:
Layout 2 with inverted colours
Let me know if the video tutorial helped you learn foundation paper piecing.