Wheelies Quilt

Hi everyone!  I am Becky of Patchwork Posse and I am totally excited to be here on Moda Bake Shop!  I am always checking out the new patterns over here-- and now to be featured is spec-tac!  The Wheelies Quilt is a great way to use up the whole Layer cake.  Add 2 more yards for your background and you are all ready to go.  I chose to go with a dark solid grey for my background which I think plays nicely with the Reunion Layer Cake.

The spokes of the Wheels are simple pinwheels.  Find and match up 4 that share the same color and you will have a more unified pinwheel.  If you don't want to be so fussy-- mix and match and scrap it up!  Because all the squares get used there isn't enough to finish one more large block so the little 2 leftovers get put right in center square.

1 Layer Cake OR 42 10" X 10" squares  {21 light and 21 med/dark}
2 yards background fabric

Separate the lights and darks. You need 21 lights and 21 med/darks

Cut list for sashing: 16–-3” X 17 1/2”   and   4--4 3/4”X 17 1/2”

Cut list for center blocks:  5--3”X 64 and 4--9”X 4 3/4"

Block Instructions:
1) Place a 10" X 10" light square on top of a second med/dark square-right sides together. 
2) Draw a line from corner to corner of square. Use a pencil and draw on the wrong side of the fabric 
3) Sew 1/4” from the drawn line on BOTH sides. 
4) Cut on the drawn line and iron- you will now have 2 1/2 square triangles
5) Place one half triangle on top of another half triangle– right sides together Hint: darks should be opposite darks. Lights opposite of lights. 
6) Draw a line from corner to corner of the square– should be perpendicular to the previous sewn seam.
Use a pencil and draw on the wrong side of the fabric. 7) Sew 1/4” from the drawn line on BOTH sides. 
8) Cut on the drawn line and iron.
9) Match up 4 of your squares with one wheel being the same color.
10) Sew the 4 blocks together-repeat for a total of 10 blocks. They will measure 17 1/2” X 17 1/2”
Center Blocks:
1) Sew 9” X 4 3/4” background to each side of the block 
2) Sew 17 1/2” X 4 3/4” background to top and bottom of each block.
3) Repeat for a total of 2 finished blocks

Sewing the top together:
4) Using the layout diagram– sew sashings in between the blocks and at the ends 
5) Sew the blocks with sashings into rows 
6) Sew the sashing strips in between the rows- pin before sewing
7) Sew the rows together Hint: When you are sewing the rows together, match up the sashings from the previous rows. Lay them down right sides together and fold down the top layer just a little to make sure they are lined up correctly. Pin in place and then sew. 

Quilt Size: 80" X 64"
Block Size:  17 1/2" X 17 1/2"

Because I have two boys who are needing a new 'do' in their room I sewed up another top.
They love them-- the grays are a bit off, but who will notice besides me?
I am in love with the dark sashing....and the modern feel.  I don't usually go that way in designs, but i love it!

Thanks for joining me today!  If you have any questions or comments, ask it!
If you sew up your own Wheelies Quilt let me know. Share it!



Karin said...

love the idea of a wool blanket for the batting!

Fibercrafter said...

Looking forward to the pdf pattern - currently the link doesn't work. Thanks

Danyell said...

Having trouble with the print link. Love the quilt and colours.

Bern said...

Love this quilt but cannot get the link to save the pattern, to work. Please help.

Whosies said...

i just added a second download link {big green button} so you can print it off. hope that helps until the other one gets printable again.
enjoy and thanks for liking it!

simplesew said...

I love it, I would love for the Robot thing to be turned off too..

Kirsten said...

Love this design - I have twin sons who need quilts too!

countercrafts said...

I cannot get the download link to work...is anyone else having a problem. This is a sweet quilt and would love to have the directions. Thank you so much!! Donna

VickiT said...

Great quilt design. Thank you Becky.

I'm not able to download the pdf as it's not working. I'll check back later to see if it's been corrected. Thank you.

Quiltjane said...

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful project and tutorial.

c said...

how come the link for the printer friendly version never works anymore ?

CaroleBB said...

I'm planning a quilt for my nephew who rides motocross. This would be pefect. Thank you!

Also, I'm unable to get the link for the "printer friendly version" to work.