Oh Pinwheels! Lap Quilt



Hi everyone! Debbie Taylor here from Fat Quarter Shop & It's Sew Emma! I'm really happy to share with you my first project on Moda Bake Shop, Oh Pinwheels! I love this fun quilt with colorful sprinkles of pinwheels and oblong rings. While I usually make quilts as gifts for others, since I used my current favorite fabric Noteworthy, this one is a gift for moi!

In case you love my version, Fat Quarter Shop is offering kits of Oh Pinwheels in Noteworthy!


  • 1 Noteworthy Jelly Roll
  • 2 1/2 yards cream tonal for background, sashing and inner borders − I used Vanilla Fly a Kite SKU # 5501-21
  • 5/8 yard pink tonal for binding − I used Kisses Fly a Kite SKU # 5501-13
  • 3 1/4 yards for backing − I used Vanilla Bucket List SKU # 5500-11

Cutting
  1. Choose 25 strips from your Noteworthy Jelly Roll.
    From 9 strips, cut:
    • 2 - 2.5" x 8.5" strips
    • 2 - 2.5" x 4.5" strips
    From 8 strips, cut:
    • 1 - 2.5" x 13.5" strips
    • 8 - 2.5" squares
    From 8 strips, cut:
    • 1 - 2.5" x 10.5" strips
    • 8 - 2.5" squares
  2. For background, sashing and inner borders, cut:
    • 21 - 4.5" x 8.5" rectangles
    • 16 - 2.5" x 4.5" rectangles
    • 116 - 2.5" squares
    • 8 - 4.5" squares
    • 9 - 2.5" x WOF strips, subcut into:
      • 6 - 2.5" x 40.5" strips
      • 2 - 2.5" x 52.5" strips
  3. For binding, cut 7 - 2.5" x WOF (width of fabric) strips

All seams are sewn with a 1/4" seam allowance.

Piecing
 
1. With right sides facing, layer a 2.5" cream tonal scribbles square with a 2.5" jelly roll square. Stitch together along center line. Press toward the darker color and trim off excess. Half-square triangle should measure 2.5" x 2.5". Repeat 115 more times. Make 116.


2. Assemble two 2.5" x 8.5" rectangles of the same fabric and one 4.5" x 8.5" cream tonal scribbles rectangle. Press toward the 2.5" x 8.5" rectangles. Unit should measure 8.5" x 8.5". Repeat eight more times. Make nine.



3. Assemble two 2.5" half-square triangles of the same fabric and one 2.5" x 4.5" rectangle. Press toward the rectangles. Unit should measure 2.5" x 8.5". Repeat with the same fabrics once for two identical units. Repeat eight more times. Make nine pairs of identical units.


4. Assemble Oh Block as shown with matching fabrics. Press toward the 8.5" x 8.5" unit. Oh Block should measure 8.5" x 12.5". Repeat eight more times. Make nine.


5. Assemble two 2.5" half-square triangles with different fabrics. Press toward the darker color. Unit should measure 2.5" x 4.5". Then assemble two 2.5" x 4.5" half-square triangle units of different fabrics and press toward the darker color. Pinwheel unit should measure 4.5" x 4.5". Repeat nineteen more times. Make twenty.


6. Assemble two 2.5" x 4.5" cream tonal scribbles rectangles and one 4.5" x 4.5" pinwheel unit. Press toward the pinwheel. Unit should measure 4.5" x 8.5". Repeat five more times. Make six. Assemble two 4.5" x 8.5" cream tonal scribbles rectangles and one 4.5" x 8.5" cream/pinwheel unit as shown. Press toward the cream/pinwheel units. Pinwheel Block should measure 8.5" x 12.5". Repeat five more times. Make six.


7. Assemble three Oh Blocks and two Pinwheel Blocks as shown. Press toward Pinwheel Blocks. Large Row should measure 12.5" x 40.5". Repeat two more times. Make three.


8. Assemble two 2.5" x 4.5" cream tonal scribbles rectangles, five pinwheel units and four 4.5" cream tonal scribbles squares as shown. Press toward the cream tonal scribbles. Small Row should measure 4.5" x 40.5". Repeat one more time. Make two.


9. Assemble three Large Rows, four 2.5" x 40.5" cream tonal scribbles sashing strips and two Small Rows as shown. Press toward sashing. Quilt Center should measure 40.5" x 52.5".


10. Assemble four different 2.5" x 13.5" jelly roll rectangles as shown. Press toward darker colors. Side Border Unit should measure 2.5" x 52.5". Repeat one more time. Make two. Piece 2.5" cream tonal scribbles strips end to end. Subcut into two 2.5" x 52.5" strips for the side borders. Assemble one Side Border Unit and one 2.5" x 52.5" cream tonal scribbles strip as shown. Press toward cream tonal scribbles print. Side Border should measure 4.5" x 52.5". Repeat one more time. Make two.


11. Assemble four different 2.5" x 10.5" jelly roll rectangles. Press toward darker colors. Top and Bottom Border Unit should measure 2.5" x 40.5". Repeat one more time. Make two. Assemble one Top and Bottom Border Unit and one 2.5" x 40.5" cream tonal scribbles strip. Press toward cream tonal scribbles print. Top and Bottom Border Row should measure 4.5" x 40.5". Repeat one more time. Make two. Then assemble two pinwheel units and one Top and Bottom Border Row as shown. Top and Bottom Border should measure 4.5" x 48.5". Repeat one more time. Make two.


12. Attach Side Borders to the Quilt Center. Press toward borders. Unit should measure 48.5" x 52.5". Second, attach Top and Bottom Borders to Quilt Center as shown. Quilt should measure 48.5" x 60.5".


Quilt and bind as desired! Natalia Bonner quilted mine with a leafy motif and cheerful flowers inside the Oh blocks.


One fresh 48.5" x 60.5" lap quilt for Spring! Hope you enjoy!


Debbie Taylor
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11 comments:

ladybugquilting said...

Love this quilt!

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

Very cute!

sue said...

just put this on my list to do next!

Sherry said...

Love this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing - I'd like to start this one soon. I'll check back later when the printable version is available.

M.W. said...

Love this and can't wait to make it I already have all the fabric required. Can you update so I can print the printer friendly version?
Thanks

Erica at Sew So Crafty said...

Been wanting to do a pinwheel quilt ...YAY!

Amy DeCesare said...

Great project! I'm crazy for pinwheels, and this is a new way to use them.

Nikzah said...

Correct PDF link:
http://www.unitednotions.com/MBS-oh-pinwheels-lap-quilt.pdf

Grandma R said...

Just what I have been looking for--a perfect spring project (if the snow ever melts)!

Suzann McGinnis said...

Thank you for the corrected link, I love this quilt.

MoeWest said...

I found the corrected link in the comments. Thanks. I love how the pinwheels seem to float.