Pinwheel Baby Quilt



1 Charm Pack of Snippets by American Jane {40 squares}
1 1/4 yd. Moda Bella Solid White
1/3 yd. for Binding
1 1/4 yd. Backing and Batting

All seams are 1/4″
From White Cut:
3 – 5″ x 44″ strips (for pinwheels): Cut again into 5″ squares:
Cut again in half diagonally
4 – 2″ x 44″ strips (for inner border)
4 – 5″ x 44″ strips (for outer border)
From Charm Pack Prints:
Choose 24 Charm Squares:

Cut in half diagonally
Cut remaining Charm Square Prints into 2 1/2″ squares (for prairie points)
Sew White triangles to Print triangles, long sides together.
Press towards print.
Sew 4 of these squares to make one Pinwheel block.
I pressed seams open when joining squares to eliminate bulk.

Make 12 Blocks and Square to 8 1/2″
Sew Pinwheel blocks 3 to a row
Sew 4 rows
Sew 2″ inner border strip to top and bottom, then sides

Make Prairie Points:

Fold a 2 1/2″ square in half diagonally

Fold diagonally again and press
Pin points to inner border on quilt, as shown. Overlap just a tad bit.

(Hint: pin all points to quilt top. There should be exactly the right amount of points. Should you run short, use a little of your binding or backing fabric to cut a few)

Baste points close to the edge as shown
Sew 5″ outer border strip to top and bottom,
trim excess, sew sides, trim excess

Iron outer border towards outer edge of quilt.
Back, Quilt and Bind!

A really cute, nice sized { finished size 36″ x 44″ } baby quilt
made with 1 Charm pack and a bit of fabric!
Can’t beat that.


Happy Quilting! ooxx`jodi @{pleasant-home.com}

Jodi Nelson
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0 comments to Pinwheel Baby Quilt

  1. V and Co. says:

    jodi! love it and it’s too cute to be spit up on! so i’ll be keeping this one on the wall! soooo cute!

  2. Miss_Oakden says:

    This is absolutely brilliant. These tutorials are always really clear and I want to try and make EVERY!!This one is definatly a keeper, I will attempt to make this one once I have finished my WIP!

  3. Karen says:

    That’a adorable! I’ll definitely be doing this one for my baby girl. Thanks!

  4. Woo Hoo!!! This is fabulous. I love everything…the pattern, the fabric, the prairie points and great instructions. Ya done good!~Karen~

  5. Bloom says:

    Awww, this is just the sweetest thing! Really lovely. Congratulations Jodi.

  6. Sew cute! I just finished my first baby quilt ever and would love to try this one sometime!

  7. PunkiePie says:

    Very cute! I like the prairie points around the edge. Would make a darling wall hanging.

  8. So cute. I’ve been wanting to try prarie points and this may be the perfect excuse!

  9. Angela says:

    SOOO CUTE! I will definitely be making this one! Thanks Jodi!

  10. Shawn says:

    Your quilt is so bright and cheery, I love it! Great instruction and cute straight pins too..

  11. MichelleB says:

    Jodi, it’s great! I love it.

  12. Cynthia says:

    Thank you so much! I love the quilt and it is a perfect one to make for my niece. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  13. Qubie says:

    Love it! I just might have to make one.

  14. Jodi did an awesome job on this tutorial and I LOVE the quilt. I will be making this one. Hope to see Jodi’s work here again!

  15. Cute, I made one just the same way a few months back.

  16. Very cute Jodi. Good for you. Congrats for being in the bake shop.

  17. Casey says:

    I love this quilt!!

  18. Jackie says:

    So Sweet!! I just love it in these fabrics!

  19. Amanda says:

    This is adorable! Thanks!

  20. So so very cute, love the little praire points. Nice work Jodi!

  21. happy zombie says:

    Super darling, Jodi – and I love the prairie points!

  22. jen duncan says:

    This is adorable and precious! What a super use of some really cute fabrics. :-)

  23. jabeybaby says:

    This quilt is too cute, I love it!

  24. Dawn says:

    It is darling!! Love the prairie points!

  25. Z Family says:

    LOVE IT!! And the prairie points are adorable!

  26. Kim says:

    Jodi! I love it. Thanks for sharing this darling quilt with all of us.

  27. Kate says:

    Cute! And just what Im looking for too; everyone seems to be having babies, and I want to make something different for each of them.

  28. Carla says:

    Just lovely!!! Perfect for my granddaughter to be in a few weeks.

  29. amandajean says:

    that is so stinkin’ cute!!! nice job, jodi!!!

  30. Lindsey says:

    Forget it…that’s adorable. Hands down…you win, you get the gold star.

  31. Sheri says:

    Great job! Super use of color.

  32. I LOVE this soo much!!!I actually have one pinwheel square done(has been for a few weeks;o) I am going to do your pattern…LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!

  33. Marcia says:

    love, love, love this! Thanks!

  34. Great job JodiVery cute!!! :o}Hope you have a great day.Regena

  35. Kathy says:

    What a great site! Thanks for this wonderful pattern and tutorial. I’ve been looking for a great baby quilt for new little girl in our family and I’ve finally found it!

  36. Bugzmommy says:

    Beautiful quilt! Do you have a recipe to increase the yield to a bit larger quilt like a throw or twin sized???

  37. GRAMS says:

    This is so cute. I just stumbled upon you blog and am haveing a very good visit. I will be trying some of your things for sure. I love your little button top pins. Where did you get them?Janis

  38. Corrie says:

    Jodi, It’s darling. I’ve got to make that.

  39. Cris says:

    Spectacular web and spectacular quilt :O

  40. Kristin L says:

    I love that prairie point inner border!!

  41. Sherry says:

    I made this quilt over the week-end. Just have to figure out how I want to quilt it. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern, it was a fun quilt to make!

  42. Michele says:

    Thanks for the tutorial! The quilt was so fun to make!

  43. KnittySue says:

    I was simply delighted to find your pattern through Google. My sister and I both have new grandbabies due in the same week and I needed a cute pinwheel to make for them.
    Thank you for sharing the pattern, your blog is awesome.

  44. Jacque. says:

    This is absolutely A. Dor. Able!!! Have been wanting to do prairie points, and this is the perfect one! Cannot wait to make it! Thanks for the clear and concise instructions!

  45. Soja says:

    This is so pretty! I can't resist, I am making a second one. Thank-you for this lovely design and tutorial!

  46. shelleybean says:

    I made this with batik fabrics… so CUTE! Thanks for the great pattern!