TRUFFLE PINWHEEL QUILT


Truffle pinwheel quilt

Truffle pinwheel quilt

In case you are wondering – this lap quilt pattern is named after my dog Truffle.  I asked my daughter to come up with a name and that is what she decided on.  The lap quilt is 36″ square and it is very loosely based on the golden gate quilt block, with quite a few extra features.  I have used about 3/4 yard of each of the fabrics.

Cutting requirements

green fabric:  five 2.1/2″ strips, two 6.7/8″ squares, four 6.1/2″ squares, eight 3.7/8″ squares

lilac fabric:  four 2.1/2″ strips, two 6.7/8″ squares, eight 3.7/8″ squares, eight 6.1/2″ squares

Making the quilt

Sew together three strips of fabric

Sew together three strips of fabric

 

The truffle pinwheel quilt is simple to make as long as you make all the constituent blocks first.  Sew together three 2.1/2″ strips of fabric in the order green, lilac, green.  Make two of these.  Sew together the remaining three strips in the order lilac, green, lilac.

 

 

Make a checkerboard panel

Make a checkerboard panel

Put the rest aside for later

Put the rest aside for later

From the green, lilac, green panels cut four 12.1/2″ strips and twelve 2.1/2″ strips.  From the lilac, green, lilac panel cut twelve 2.1/2″ strips.  Sew together thre each of these strips to make a checkerboard of six strips as shown.  You will need four of these.

Put the 12.1/2″ strips to one side to be used later.

 

Make the half square triangles

Make the half square triangles

Four half square triangles make one pinwheel

Four half square triangles make one pinwheel

The 6.7/8″ and 3.7/8″ squares are all used to make pinwheel.s  Lay a green and a lilac square with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal.  Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line to produce two half square triangle units which can be sewn together in pairs and then fours to make pinwheels.  The large one is for the centre of the pinwheel quilt and the small ones are for the cornerstones.

Lay out the quilt blocks for the pinwheel quilt

Lay out the quilt blocks for the pinwheel quilt

 

That is all the constituent parts of the truffle pinwheel quilt complete so now you can lay the blocks out ready to sew together.  The first and fifth rows consist of a small pinwheel at each end, then a lilac 6.1/2″ square and a checkerboard panel in the middle.

The second and fourth rows consist of a lilac square at each end, then a green 6.1/2″ square with a three strips 12.1/2″ panel in the middle.

The middle row is made using a checkerboard panel at each end, then a three stripe panel with the large pinwheel in the middle.

Sew the blocks together across each row and then sew the rows together.  The truffle pinwheel quilt top is now complete and ready for layering, quilting and binding.  Full details of these steps can be found in the make a patchwork quilt section.

Here’s the video:

 

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