Pinwheel Child’s Quilt

Pinwheel Quilt Front

I’ve been getting in as much sewing possible before good weather hits here in Michigan, so I’ve really been putting in the hours on my machine.  Soon there will be lots of yard work and other outdoor activities.  I have so many quilt designs drawn out in my notebook that I want to make – there’s just not enough hours in a day.   I’ve wanted to do this pinwheel quilt for a while and knew I was going to make pinwheels popping out on a white background.  I wasn’t sure about the color scheme at first, but it evolved to become a very colorful quilt!  Stay tuned because I am writing a full pattern for this quilt and hope to have it ready soon.   There’s so many color possibilities for this quilt – I would love to make a navy and white one, too.

Pinwheel Quilt folded

Pinwheel Quilt in Basket

This quilt was made of mostly of Kona solids – White, Orange, Pear, Baby Pink and Bright Pink.  The dotted pinwheels on the front is a fabric I really love – it’s called “Sunkissed” by Michele D’Amore for Benartex Fabrics.  So fun!  I used it as the backing fabric, also. Unfortunately, this is a hard to find fabric now.  I’ve been hoarding it for a while.

Pinwheel Quilt binding copy

Pinwheel quilt backing

I pondered how to quilt this and in the end I ended up doing modern diagonal lines, going in just one direction.  It was tempting to quilt it both ways, but I restrained myself!  Because I followed the pinwheels and went right down the diagonal corner of the squares,  I did not need to mark my quilting lines in any way.   I used a 4.0 inch stitch length on my machine.   The batting was Warm & White from the Warm Company.

Pinwheel Quilt stitching

The binding is a fabric I’ve had in my stash for a while, just waiting for the perfect quilt and this was it!  It’s a pink stripe from the Hi De Ho Collection from Moda.  I made 2.5″ binding and did my usual machine binding method.

Pinwheel Quilt front & back\Pinwheel Quilt Stack

This quilt finished at 40″ x 47″.  It’s a great size for a child to snuggle with or as a great design accent for a room.

I’m listing this quilt in the shop.

Thanks for dropping in – I hope you’re making something!



15 thoughts on “Pinwheel Child’s Quilt

  1. karen s

    What a sweet, sweet quilt! It would work for a girl or a boy, with just some color tweaks. And I love the fabrics you chose–and those dots–such fun.


  2. dispack

    Great quilt! and Holy Cow! Ida is darling! I want to be like her! Thanks for sharing that! I made a white and navy baby quilt this week! I love it!
    So very glad I found your blog a few months ago! 🙂


  3. Diane

    Lovely quilt Elaine and you were absolutely right with the quilting – it would have been too much to quilt the other way as well! You would have lost the simple beauty of the pin wheels – Good decision!


  4. Mary

    Good day, did you ever post your pattern for this adorable quilt? I would love to make it in the “rainbow” colors she wants for her 5th birthday. Thank you for this consideration.



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