Starry Pinwheels Quilt

Starry Pinwheels Quilt

Written by: 
Lisa Jo Girodat

My original quilt was made with Deb Strain’s Cultivate Kindness collection, however any Moda collection would work very well with this pattern.  I've include a few digital images of how this quilt would look made in a few of the coming-soon collections by Moda Designers.

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RST = Right sides together

WOF = Width of fabric

All seams are ¼ inch

YIELD

Quilt Size: 72 inches square

Block Size: 24 inches (quilt uses 9 blocks)
         Or use just 4 blocks to make a sweet baby quilt.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 FQB of your favorite Moda Fabric Line (I used Deb Strain’s Cultivate Kindness 19930AB)
  • 3 ¾ yards of a background fabric (Basic Grey’s Metropolis Fog 30150-435)
  • 5/8 yard fabric for Binding (19935-11)
  • 5 yards of fabric for the Backing (19935-14)

Cut:
From the Background Fabric:

  • (5) 3 inch WOF strips of background fabric; sub cut into 72 squares for HST
  • (9) 2.5 inch WOF strips of background fabric; Sub cut into 144 2.5 inch squares
  • (8) 4.5 inch WOF strips of background fabric; sub cut into 72 4.5 inch squares
  • (8) 5 inch WOF Strips of background fabric; sub cut into 72 5 inch squares for HST
  • (3) 4.5 inch WOF strips of background fabric; Sub cut into (36) 2.5 x 4.2 inch rectangles for flying geese

From a Teal Print 1 [ for corner units]:

  • (3) 3 inch WOF strips of a floral print for HSTs;sub cut into (36) 3 inch squares

 From a low volume print 1 [for corners]:

  • (2) 2.5 inch WOF strips of a low volume; sub cut into (18) 2.5 inch squares

From a Red Print [for corners and flying geese]:

  • (6) 2.5 inch WOF strips of a red print; sub cut into (90) 2.5 inch squares [(8) squares will be used for the flying geese in the center of each block)

From a low volume print 2 [for the center of the block]:

  • (1) 4.5 inch WOF strip; Sub cut into (9) 4.5 inch square

From a floral print:

  • (3) 3 inch WOF strips of a floral print; sub cut into (36) 3 inch squares for HSTs

From a green print:

  • (2) 5 inch WOF strips of a green print for HST’s; sub cut into (18) 5 inch squares

From a yellow print:

  • (2) 5 inch WOF strips of a yellow print for HST’s;  sub cut into (18) 5 inch squares

From a grey print:

  • (2) 5 inch WOF strips of a grey print for HST’s; sub cut into (18) 5 inch squares

From a teal print 2:

  • (2) 5 inch WOF strips of a teal print 2 for HST’s;  sub cut into (18) 5 inch squares

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1 -  MAKE THE FLYING GEESE

Draw a diagonal line on the back of (72) 2.5 inch red squares. Place a red square right sides together on the right hand side of a 2.5 x 4.5 inch Background Fabric rectangle. Sew along the line and trim ¼” away from the seam. Press out. Repeat on the left hand side, creating a flying geese unit.  Trim to 2.5 x 4.5 inches. Make a total of (36) flying geese units.

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STEP 2 – MAKE 4.5" HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES (HST)

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all (72) Background Fabric 5” squares.

Begin with the (18) 5 inch Green Print Fabrics. Place 1 square right sides together with Background Fabric 5 inch squares square. Sew ¼” away from each side of the marked line. Cut in half on the line and press open. Trim to 4.5 inches square. You will have a total of 36 Green/Background Fabric HST’s.

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Repeat to make 36  Yellow Print / Background Fabric 4.5 inch HSTs.

Repeat to make 36  Grey Print / Background Fabric  4.5 inch HSTs.

Repeat to make 36  Teal Print 2 / Background Fabric 4.5 inch HSTs.

STEP 3 – MAKE 2.5" HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES (HST)

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all (72) Background Fabric 3” squares.

Begin with the (36) 3 inch Floral Print Fabrics. Place 1 square right sides together with Background Fabric 3 inch squares square. Sew ¼” away from each side of the marked line. Cut in half on the line and press open. Trim to 2.5 inches square. You will have a total of 72 Floral Print/Background Fabric HST’s.

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Repeat to make 36 Teal Print 1 / Background Fabric 2.5 inch HSTs.

STEP 4 – ASSEMBLE CORNER UNITS

For Each corner unit use one 2.5 inch background fabric square, one 2.5 inch low volume print 1 square, and two 2.5 teal print 1 / background fabric HSTs. Make a total of 18 units.

The Corner units should measure 4.5 inches and should look like the illustration below:

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Repeat the above using the 2.5 inch red print fabric squares to make another 18 corner units.

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STEP 5 – ASSEMBLE BLOOM UNITS

For each bloom unit use (2) 2.5 inch squares of background fabric and (2) 2.5 inch Floral print/background fabric HSTs. Make a total of 36 Bloom Units.  The Bloom units should measure 4.5 inches and should look like the illustration below:

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STEP 6 – MAKE CENTER STARS

For each Center Star you will need (1) 4.5 inch square of Low Volume print 2, (4) 2.5 inch squares of background fabric, and (4) 2.5 x 4.5 inch flying geese units.  The Center Stars should look like the illustration.

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Repeat to make (9) Center stars.

STEP 7 – BLOCK ASSEMBLY

Use the Block Illustration as a reference and assemble the block.  The quilt block will measure 24.5 inches square.

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Repeat to make a total of (9) 24.5 inch blocks.

ASSEMBLE THE QUILT

Sew together the 9 24.5 inch blocks in 3 rows and 3 columns for a 72 inch square quilt.  

Quilt as desired, bind, wash and snuggle!

Alternate colorway - Boudoir by BasicGrey

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Alternate colorway - Break of Day by Sweetfire Road

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Lisa Jo Girodat
IG: @neverlandstitches

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