Here are the fabrics I am working with:
The original plan was to make the pinwheels out of 2 and 6, with 4 as the solid block in between. That looked not too good, and #4 has gone back into the stash for another day. So, this is what I did instead:
Ugh, I don't like it and have put this floral back into the stash. When in doubt, I take a look at the color circles on a fabric, and the color circles on those two fabrics did not contain even one of the colors used in the other fabrics I had assembled. I know it's not a hard and fast rule, those cute colorful circles, but I find them to be useful when in doubt.
Here's what I put together instead:
I like the contrast better than version #1. Here's a picture from a bit further away, with version #2, the keeper, on top, and version #1 below. Especially from a distance, I think version #2 is more appealing.
Now, the other dilemma I'm dealing with is that the block size is 5 1/2". My pinwheel blocks are all consistently ending up 1/8 of an inch short of that. Very frustrating and something else to be figured out. To make the pinwheels, I'm making the 1/2 square triangles out of 3 3/8" strips. My 1/4 inch seams are spot on accurate, and I'm pressing the seam very well so no fabric can be hiding from me.