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}

81 comments:

V and Co. said...

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!

Miss_Oakden said...

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!

Karen said...

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

Sew Many Ways... said...

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

Bloom said...

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

Treasuresofjoy said...

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

Aimee said...

Too cute!

PunkiePie said...

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

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

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

Angela said...

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

rachel griffith said...

SUPER cute jodi!!!

Shawn said...

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

MichelleB said...

Jodi, it's great! I love it.

Cynthia said...

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!

Qubie said...

Love it! I just might have to make one.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

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!

everythingquilts said...

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

RebeccaMom said...

so gorgeous!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

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

Casey said...

I love this quilt!!

Jackie said...

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

Amanda said...

This is adorable! Thanks!

PamKittyMorning said...

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

happy zombie said...

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

jen duncan said...

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

jabeybaby said...

This quilt is too cute, I love it!

Dawn said...

It is darling!! Love the prairie points!

Z Family said...

LOVE IT!! And the prairie points are adorable!

Kim said...

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

Kate said...

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.

Carla said...

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

amandajean said...

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

Vickie E said...

very cute!

Lindsey said...

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

Sheri said...

Great job! Super use of color.

Jilly's Space said...

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!!

Marcia said...

love, love, love this! Thanks!

QuiltnQuiltthings said...

Great job Jodi
Very cute!!! :o}
Hope you have a great day.
Regena

Kathy said...

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!

Bugzmommy said...

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

GRAMS said...

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

Corrie said...

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

Cris said...

Spectacular web and spectacular quilt :O

Kristin L said...

I love that prairie point inner border!!

Sherry said...

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!

Michele said...

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

KnittySue said...

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.

Jacque. said...

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!

Soja said...

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

shelleybean said...

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

absewing said...

Wonderful Baby quilt - thanks

Just one query - how do you sew over the thick seams of your pinwheel blocks on your Elna. My Janome 6600 simply will not sew over these thick seams - tried all feet and changed pressure!! Now only use machine for FM!!

AB

Mimi said...

I love this little quilt especially with the prairie point and I have always wanted to try them on a quilt. Thanks to you I can!!! Woohoo!

Sarah said...

Loved making this pattern for my friends who had a little baby girl called Yasmin weighing 7lb 15oz only yesterday, I had just given them the quilt on Thursday so it was good timing. They loved the finished result and I think that using Arcadia charm squares suited them much better!

kimland said...

Love this sweet little quilt, so fresh and simple looking...just lovely!!!

ashley said...

So excited -- am about to start making this quilt! Would you mind sharing what type of batting you used? It is my first baby quilt and I am unsure about the weight and what material of batting is best. Thanks!!

Karin said...

clicking on the blog link, it says ''for invited readers only'' :(

Gina said...

I LOVE this quilt and am hoping I can figure out how to make it bigger for my DD's first "big girl" bed!!

pennywiggle said...

I have decided to make this baby quilt for a teacher, the prairie points are what grabbed me, can't wait :)

Sarah said...

Found this site by accident, so glad I did! I love this pattern, it was just what I was looking for. I've got everything cut, going to start piecing the blocks together tomorrow. The instructions are so easy to follow and the pictures are great. This is definitely a must bookmark!

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

I made one and I LOVE it!!!
http://pacountrycrafts.blogspot.com/2011/07/graces-quilt.html
Thank you very much for a great tutorial!!!

Stephanie A said...

I made this little quilt - it's absolutely adorable! The prairie points really make the difference. Thank you so much for this pattern and tutorial - easy to follow instructions and it was fun to make.

Carol A said...

Love this quilt! I have finished the top for my granddaughter. Still has to be backed and quilted. I did make it bigger so it would fit her twin sized bed! Thanks so much for the pattern and instructions!

Angele said...

love your pinwheel baby quilt. love the beauty and simplicity of it. Will probably be doing this one sometimes in the future! Thanks!

TjNurse93 said...

This is so cute! I have used your instructions and made two of these and I appreciate you sharing with us :)

Wendy said...

I just finished this quilt for my new grandaughter ..its beautiful and the tutorial was so clear it made it so easy to make ...Thank you :) Wendy

rubydee said...

Super cute, and very easy! Great thorough tutorial!

Oknana said...

Jodi, This is so adorable and I am going shopping to get the exact charm pack you used for this and make it for my granddaughter that is to arrive very soon! Your instructions are very clear and helpful! THANKS for sharing!

Brenda said...

I love this, just what I was looking for! A baby pinwheel quilt that tidily uses a whole charm pack. Thank-you so much!

Tessa said...

I just made this today, it is so lovely, it was going to be a gift, but I am keeping it after completing it. And I even used Moda fabric too. I am just so happy with it :)

Linda said...

I have lost count of how many times I have made this quilt...Everyone who receives it LOVES IT!!

Rebekah O'Connor said...

I just finished making this and LOVE it!!! Thanks so much for your post. This was only my second time attempting to make a quilt but I have a feeling I'll be making a third again soon...maybe one for me!

Here's how it turned out:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bekahoconnor/8258438442/in/set-72157632204111459/

Chelsie C said...

Start to finish in under a week! Just finishing up the quilting then binding. You can see some pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chelsiecreates/8363911024/in/photostream

Penelope Q said...

I was wondering why people liked the charm packs so much- now I see why! BEAUTIFUL!

Sweet Crafty Lady said...

Loved making this quilt! I used Riley Blake's Scoot for my charm pack. Thanks for the pattern. You can see my version here: http://sweetcraftylady.blogspot.com/2013/04/pinwheel-baby-quilt-with-prairie-points.html

Patti said...

Just finished the top for mine tonite and it's just so sweet! I made mine using Riley Blake's fabric charm pack called "the sweetest thing". And it is just so perfect! I will be making this one again!

Michelle said...

Love this! So cute!

Shawna said...

Love this quilt! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm thinking that rather than cutting the charm squares into triangles, I would make the HSTs by drawing a diagonal line on the wrong side of the white, sewing a scant 1/4" seam on either side of it, and then cutting it on the line. Sewing on the bias always makes me nervous! This link shows how: http://www.thatgirlthatquilt.com/2011/11/half-square-triangles-3-ways.html. Scroll down to method 2. Thanks again!

Kay Richardson said...

I am making this quilt and am stopped at the point of attaching the first strips. You say to attach the top and bottom strips, then the sides, but how do you treat the corners? I'm scared to proceed.
--Kay

Megan Maynard said...

I Love this pattern! I made a strawberry shortcake themed quilt using this patter for my daughter. However, my son just graduated to a big boy bed and I would love to use this pattern again, but make it much bigger. Any tips on converting the measurements??

Nita said...

I am going to make this sweet little quilt for my brand new great-nephew :)

Nita said...

Here's my version :) http://www.nitadances.com/index.php/2014/03/15/windmill-baby-quilt-for-zachary/