2611: Whirling Pinwheel Quilt Pattern – One Block Quilts (Fond Memories)

Episode 2611 Description and Preview

One quilt block quilts, such as Fond Memories, can make quite a statement. Liz Porter joins Mary to present the new Whirling Pinwheels quilt pattern and template. They demonstrate cutting and piecing the various shapes that make up this dynamic pattern.

Featured Quilt: Fond Memories

Fond Memories QuiltHere’s a twist on the traditional Pinwheel quilt block – the Whirling Pinwheel! This stunning quilt uses reproduction fabrics to tie in the 1930s look. You may prefer a brighter print or florals for a fun take on this quilt pattern. Whatever your preference, this quilt is such a treat to make!

Fond Memories was designed and made by Diane Tomlinson and quilted by Penny Barnes. This quilt is featured in the Love of Quilting September/October 2015 issue.

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One thought on “2611: Whirling Pinwheel Quilt Pattern – One Block Quilts (Fond Memories)

  1. I just made this “Fond Memories” quilt using the Whirling Pinwheel Template. I have made many quilts over the past 25 years and on tv they made this look so easy when it was demonstrated, so I figured it would be a snap for me! I joined my quadrant blocks as best I could but it was a huge chore as the various quadrant blocks when joined were not totally square and/or weren ‘t identical sizes. Finally I ripped apart all of the blocks that I had joined together and trimmed and squared off all of the quadrant squares down to 8-1/4″ each. That allowed me to simply join them all together and it then went together very easily and simply. So my advice to someone attempting this is that unless you are super woman, check your quadrants very carefully after they are joined to see if they are totally square and if they are all the same size. First though be very careful not to stretch them out of size when ironing them. I may have over pressed mine. If so, you can simplify the process by trimming them off to be the same size and then the blocks will lay perfectly flat with no puckers. I am curious to know if Mary Ann Fons or whoever else made this up did any trimming as it isn’t mentioned in the directions.