"Windmill" Designer Pinwheel Quilt Pattern
"Windmill," a Designer Pinwheel quilt pattern for a 12" square quilt, can be used alone or in multiples to make a larger quilt.
The original quilt, designed with no unnecessary piecing seam lines, was embroidered with hand-sewn chain stitching, and quilted entirely by hand in a skewed grid based on the two sides of each of four triangles. The quilting lines were spaced equidistantly, working from the center outward. This quilt was clean-finished with a "bagged" backing.
You can use the pattern for a cushion cover, a small wall hanging, with or without borders and binding, or make multiple blocks for a large bed cover quilt, with or without sashing. Add seam allowances to all patches and borders. With sashing, it would be a great quilt-as-you-go project!
Instructions for making Designer Pinwheel quilts, as well as for designing your own original Designer Pinwheels, are available in the ebook "Designer Pinwheels.” Learn how to “bag” the quilt from the e-book, Bind Quilts by Machine.
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Supplies needed to make this quilt top:
• 1 small scrap for each center appliqué
• Beads or other embellishments of your choice
• 1 fat quarter for each background and 1 for each set of windmill arms
• Neutral thread for piecing
Special Note: To print, use Adobe Acrobat Reader, set to Poster at 100%. Print one-quarter of the pattern to save ink, paper and energy, if you believe you can make the quilt with no difficulty.