Pinwheel Quilt - Part Two "Assembling Your Quilt"
Remember that pinwheel quilt I started before my vacation. I didn't forget... as promised here is the second part of the tutorial. Now that you have complete Part One of this tutorial, you should have your 17 pinwheel blocks completed and 18 6" print blocks cut out.
Layout your block into rows as follows...
3 rows (A) with Pinwheel, Block, Pinwheel, Block, Pinwheel
4 rows (B) with Block, Pinwheel, Block, Pinwheel, Block
Sew your blocks together into rows and iron the seams.
Pin your rows together in the following pattern... B, A, B, A, B, A, B.
Sew your rows together and iron the seams.
Cut out your border. You will need 4 4x42" strips. Your strips will be longer than you need. I always like to leave my border longer and trim them after I sew them on.
Sew the borders onto the long sides of your quilt block. Iron your seams and trim the borders even with the top/bottom edges of your quilt.
Sew the borders onto the wide sides of your quilt block. Iron your seams and trim the borders even with the sides edges of your quilt.
Now you need to cut out a piece of batting to fit with your quilt top. Trim up your yard of backing fabric to fit as well. Layer your pieces batting, backing right side up, quilt top face down. Pin and sew leaving a 5" gap. I like to use a 1/2" seam allowance when sewing the quilt layers together.
Turn, iron the edges and then sew the gap closed by hand.
Now it is time to tie your quilt. Use two full strands of embrodery floss in cordinating colors to tie your quilt in the middle of each pinwheel and print block. I tie 3 knots and then trim the thread to be about 1/2" long.
Enjoy your Playful Pinwheel Quilt.