Step 6 already! You will be pleased to know that you have finished cutting up fabric – now there’s only joining it all back together again. You can download a printable version of this week’s instructions here.

This week we will be working with the contents of **Bag X**.

In it you should have 18 Unit 1 squares and 36 Unit 5 half-square-triangles

Begin with the Unit 5 squares.

Stitch 4 **BC** squares as shown – first into pairs then into 4 to make a Pinwheel block.

Make 8 Pinwheel blocks

In the same way stitch the 4 **DA** squares together to make a Pinwheel block. Follow the photos carefully to be sure your fabric placements are correct.

Cut all the Unit 1 squares in half diagonally.

Take the **AD** Pinwheel and stitch **C** triangles to the four sides. Press carefully and trim. This is Block **X1** – which may have an important role later on – so label it now.

**TIP: ** Things seem to go more smoothly if you add triangles in a sequence of opposite pairs rather than working around the block. You’ll find that there is a small overlap when you align the triangle which is perfectly ok and gives a guide for seam allowance.

Take a** BC** Pinwheel block and stitch an **E** triangle to 3 sides and an **A** triangle to the fourth side. Press carefully and trim.

Make a total of 4 of these blocks. These will be Block **X2. **You may like to label them now, rather than later.

Take a **BC** Pinwheel and stitch an **A** and **E** triangle to opposite sides. Stitch second **A** and **E** triangles into position as shown

Press carefully and trim.

Make a total of 4 of these blocks. These can now be labelled Block **X3**

Put these newly-created and labelled blocks back in Bag **X **and breathe a sigh of relief**.**

**This week’s double check:**

**Bag X** should now contain – 1 Block **X1;** 4 Block** X2;** 4 Block **X3**.

**Bag Y** should now contain – 44 Unit 2 **BDB**; 4 Unit 2 **ABA**; 16 Unit 3 **EB**; 32 Unit 3 **AB**;

8 Unit 4 **CECA**; 4 Unit 4 **CACA**

**Bag Z** should now contain – 16 Unit 2 **ABD**; 16 Unit 3 **EB;** 16 Unit 3 **AD**

Happy stitching!