Pinwheel Quilt Block Tutorial

It’s week 11 of the quilt block challenge with Riley Blake where each week we’ve played with a classic, simple quilt block. This week we’ve got a variation on a pinwheel quilt block tutorial. There are LOTS of pinwheel quilt block options. I really love the way the triangle pinwheel pops on this version.

image from Jedi Craft Girl

This week’s block tutorial is by Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl. I love her blocks made using her upcoming Scaredy Cat fabric collection.

You can find the Pinwheel Block Tutorial HERE.

Typically each week I make a 6″ x 6″ (finished) and 12″ x 12″ (finished) version each block.  Since this block has a set of four flying geese units, I used my four-at-once no-waste flying geese short cut for both blocks. 

You can find my Flying Geese method here as well as a printable chart telling you what size pieces to cut for both blocks. (You’ll need four 1 1/2″ x 3″ finished geese for the small block and four 3″ x 6″ finished geese for the large block.)

As with weeks past, I’m sewing my blocks for this quilt with my Sugarhouse Park fabric collection and coordinating Riley Blake woven ginghams and other basics.

Next week is the last week of the block challenge. After that I’ll be putting mine into a quilt and sharing how I did it. (Which, at the moment I’m still not 100% sure what that ends up being.  But I’m excited to find out! lol)

Here are the 11 blocks so far. If you are looking for the previous blocks for the quilt along you can find all of them linked below  If you’re sharing on social media use the hashtag #RBDBlockChallenge. 

I don’t have specific fabric requirements for this challenge, but it’s a good one for using up scraps or favorite Fat Quarters.

Week 1 – Churn Dash 

Week 2 – Log Cabin

Week 3 – Friendship Star

Week 4 – Economy Block

Week 5 – Nine Patch

Week 6 – Shoo Fly Block

Week 7 – Sawtooth Star

Week 8 – Bear Paw 

Week 9 – Maple Star

Week 10 – Bow Tie

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  • Reply
    Kaye Hlavaty
    June 11, 2020 at 6:18 am

    I love the flying geese pinwheel block; perfect for cutting multiples with my accuquilt. I wanted to tell you how delighted I am with my purchase from Flamingo Toes which I linked from your site. I purchased a needle minder which is adorable. The care that Bev took to write a personalized note and to add a cute floral piece of tape on the shipping package made my heart happy.

    Prayers continue for your son and your family.

    • Reply
      June 11, 2020 at 12:03 pm

      That is wonderful! Bev is the best. And thank you for your prayers. xo

  • Reply
    Linda Jennings
    June 11, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    I just love your site, so far I’ve got all these blocks printed so when I finish the 4 that I am working on I can get started. I already know what fabric I’m going to use.

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