Fair Winds Wall Quilt

Fair Winds Cover Photo

My name is Valerie Rigney of The Aqua Umbrella. I’m so excited to bring you my first tutorial to the Moda Bake Shop! I’ve always loved large blocks for making quilts, so I’m happy to bring you a fun wall quilt that you could easily turn into an amazing lap quilt.

This quilt/project finishes at 24″ x 24″.


2 Fat Quarters from the Treehouse Club collection by Sweetwater
1/2 yard background fabric #9900-48
3/4 yard backing fabric #9900-98
1/4 yard binding fabric #5631-16


Cutting Instructions

From Fabric A, cut (4) 3-1/2″ squares, (4) 4″ squares and (4) 3-1/2″x 6-1/2″ rectangles.


From Fabric B, cut (12) 4″ squares and (8) 3-1/2″ squares. Cut (8) of the 4″ square in half along the diagonal.


From the background fabric, cut (1) 6-1/2″x WOF strip, subcut into (5) 6-1/2″ squares

From the background fabric, cut (1) 7″x WOF strip, submit into (4) 7″ squares.

Binding: Cut (3) 2-1/4″x WOF.

Putting it All Together-

HST (Half Square Triangles): Place (1) 4″ Fabric A square on top of (1) 4″ Fabric B square, RST (right sides together), draw a pencil line from corner to the opposite corner of the top square. Sew 1/4″ on either side of the pencil line. Cut along the pencil line. Press the squares open. Trim squares to 3-1/2″. Repeat for a total of (8) HST.


Flying Geese: Using (2) 3-1/2″ Fabric B squares and  (1) 3-1/2″x 6-1/2″ Fabric A rectangle, make (1) flying geese block as shown below. Place (1) 3-1/2″ square on top of the 3-1/2″x 6-1/2″ rectangle, RST, draw a pencil line from corner to corner on the square. Sew on the pencil line. Cut 1/4″ on the outside of the sew line. Press open. Repeat for the opposite side of the flying geese block. Repeat for a total of (4) flying geese blocks.


Outer Points: Using (2) 4″ triangles and (1) HST, sew together the outer point blocks. Make (4) following the top row diagram and (4) following the bottom row.


Using the (4) flying geese blocks, the remaining (4) 3-1/2″ Fabric A squares and (1) 6-1/2″ background fabric square, sew together to middle of the block as shown below.


Using the middle block pieced above, the remaining (4) 6-1/2″ background fabric squares and the (8) outer point blocks, sew together the block as shown below.

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Now you can also play around with the block and create a wonderful lap quilt with 9 blocks or a queen/king size quilt with 16!

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This quilt finishes at 24″ x 24″.

Valerie Rigney
{The Aqua Umbrella}




Valerie Rigney

Valerie Rigney

I'm a pattern designer. My blog and pattern company are named The Aqua Umbrella because I love the rain. There is nothing more relaxing to me than the sound of rain while sewing, and I'm a sucker for all things Aqua!
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4 comments on “Fair Winds Wall Quilt

  1. […] You can find all the info to make your own over at Moda Bake Shop! […]

  2. I love this quilt..thank you for a great pattern. I love Sweetwater fabrics!

  3. Rosemaryflower says:

    this is cool! I like it a lot. Perfect for making big or small. Very sweet block!

  4. Love the simplicity and yet the intricacy of the block. Thanks for the pattern.

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