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Tammy Silvers started quilting in 1991 when she reluctantly joined her sister-in-law for a quilting class and fell madly in love with the craft. Now she teaches quilting at a variety of fabric shops ...

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from Tamarinis at Craftsy
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Whirlygigs

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Rotary cutting, ironing, straight stitch (machine)

Pattern Description:

Four different sized double pinwheels dance across a two color background, to capture the essence of springtime. Can't you just feel the breeze? An easy layout (and yes, the blocks coming into the border are easy too - I promise!) make this a joy to behold.

Use some of the leftover blocks to make the bonus project - a charming little table runner!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 51" x 60"


  • 1/2 yard Orange Pink 1 3/4 yards Border 1/2 yard Lavender 3/4 yard Chartreuse 1 yard Dark Purple 5/8 yard Orange 1/2 yard Yellow 2/3 yard Purple Swirl 13/4 yards Leaf Print 1 yard Solid Blue 4 yards backing 3/8 yd butterfly print (used also for backing) for bonus project border 59" X 68" piece of Warm and Natural batting (www.warmcompany.com). Bonus Project (Table Topper/Blankie) 1/8 yard leaf print 1/4 yard Chartreuse 3/8 yard Butterfly print 3/4 yard backing fabric 1/4 yard orange 30" x 46" piece of Warm and Natural batting (www.warmcompany.com).

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