Krystine’s “Simple Pinwheel”


Can you guess Krystine’s favorite colors? She found fabrics in my stash and on the “free table” at the Tarheel Quilt Guild meeting. Krystine has been sewing “Simple Pinwheel” blocks since mid-January. Of course, Mom and Grandmum lent a hand with pinning and pressing. After making 54 blocks, we trimmed them to a uniform size and arranged them on the guest bed in 9 rows. Krystine alternated pinks and purples and florals with tone-on-tones.


Six blocks per row. Nine rows. White 2″ border all around. And then a 4 1/2″ heart print border. Learning to quilt includes lessons in color theory,  in cutting and piecing precisely, and in eye/hand/foot coordination. The reward of perseverance–the unparalleled joy of a beautiful completed project!


Krystine used scraps to make a label-block for the back of the quilt.

I quilted hearts and loops, edge to edge, in pink variegated thread. Krystine was so excited when her quilt was finally complete!

Krystine Quilt Burrito

You will find instructions for the “Simple Pinwheel” on the Patterns page of this blog. If you try this quick and easy pattern, please send me a picture. I would love to see your color/fabric choices.


4 thoughts on “Krystine’s “Simple Pinwheel”

  1. Love this pattern. Have used it frequently to use up some scraps of 2 1/2″ strips with a common background. Always looking for a scrappy quilt to use up those little bits and pieces for a VA or NICU quilt.

      • Cut the strips 2 1/2” wide. Each Pinwheel requires four colored 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” rectangles and four white 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” rectangles. The block is 8 1/2” square u finished. You can strip piece the WOF white strips with the colored strips and then sub-cut in 4 1/2” increments.

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