Strippy Set Pinwheels Quilt PatternPinwheel (variation) quilt blocks are combined with Snowball blocks to create this strippy quilt. Blocks are sewn in vertical rows, and rows are separated by long strips of sashing. The quilt top is completed by adding two borders, narrow inner strips and wide outer strips.
Strippy quilts can be made from rows of blocks sewn in horizontal rows, too, with a long strip of fabric (or patchwork) separating the rows -- no cornerstones are used. Try this quilt in a horizontal setting if you like, alternating blocks as shown. The number of blocks will likely differ, and yardages for sashing may, too.
Alter border sizes to vary the size of your quilt.
Finished Block Size: 8" x 8"
Finished Quilt Size: about 72" x 104"
Deep purple print for dark inner ("spinning") pinwheel tips, Snowball tips and narrow border: 1-3/4 yards
Pink print for innermost pinwheel and outer border: 3-1/8 yards (allows lengthwise border strips)
Lime green print for pinwheel block background: 1 yard
Dark green print for outer "spokes" of pinwheel: 7/8 yard
Medium purple print for Snowball centers: 1-1/4 yards
Warm dark purple print for inner border: 1 yard (to piece crosswise cut strips; you'll need 2-1/8 yards to use one-piece lengthwise strips, and will have leftovers)
Backing: 6 yards
Batting: about 82" x 114" (About Cotton Quilt Batting
Binding: about 375 running inches of doublefold binding (Make Doublefold Binding Strips
NOTE: Never cut all of your fabric before testing quilt blocks. That's a good guideline for any quilt pattern you encounter, because we're all capable of errors.