Framing Pinwheels Quilt and Pattern

Framing Pinwheels Quilt and Pattern

We make quilts for many reasons.  I’ve been having a lovely time making this quilt!  Nothing like a new baby in the family coming to inspire a new quilt design!

Incidentally this is a big baby quilt.  Approximate finished size 47″ x 55″.  This means the quilt can be used as a cot quilt and a lap quilt too!  Good for any age.  Big enough for a mummy to be under when she is feeding too.

Requirements for the Quilt

10 x Double Pinwheel Blocks Easy Scrappy Style
10 x Scrappy Pinwheel in a Square Blocks
3/4 metre of background fabric then cut 14 x 1 1/2″ width of fabric strips
1/3 of a metre of fabric for the second border
12 x 1 1/2″ scrap fabric squares

I began by making these easy quilt blocks.  I made 10 of each.

Double Pinwheel Block Easy Scrappy Style – Tutorial

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And Scrappy Pinwheel in a Square

Scrappy Pinwheel in a Square

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Once the 20 blocks are made, then I proceeded to Scrappy Pinwheel in a Square Part 2.

Scrappy Pinwheel in a Square – Part 2

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All of the 20 blocks are Framed in the same manner.

Assembling the Quilt

Once the 20 blocks are framed, lay them out in a pleasing arrangement, alternating the two different blocks.  Using the 1 1/2″ background fabric strips, sub cut them to make 31 x 10″ strips.  These will be the sashing strips.  Sew a sashing strip between each block.  Use the 12 x 1 1/2″ scrap squares as the cornerstones for the sashings.  Make sure to pin each strip well to ensure correct alignment of the strips and cornerstones before sewing.

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 1st Border

Using 5 of the 11/2″ background strips, make the first border around the outside of the quilt.  Measure through the centre width of the quilt  to cut the correct lengths for each side as you go.

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2nd Border

Using the 2 1/2″ strips, join together, end to end.  Then use this continuous strip to make the strips to sew around the perimeter of the quilt to create the second border.  Again measure through the quilt centre to determine each length as you go.

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Press the quilt and assemble for quilting.  Here I’m quilting dahlias on my vintage Singer 201K.  Read more in the link.

Quilting Dahlias

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Once the quilting is complete.  Add your binding.  I chose a bright orange print used in the quilt.

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And there we are.  Framing Pinwheels Quilt!

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A quilt for Ella Jane.

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