*shabby* pinwheel quilt by carolina patchworks
pinwheel patchwork blankie by frolicdesign
pinwheel quilt, maker unknown, circa 1900-1920
pinwheel quilt blocks in progress by momtwoangel's photostream
pinwheels quilt via by red pepper quilts
bright scrappy illusion quilt by twiddletails
quilt top by CampFollowerBagLady
moda bakeshop's fabulous pinwheel baby quilt pattern
pinwheels by philistine made
pinwheels quilt by casual attitude
spinning in the wind quilt by NoDuplicates
pinwheels by solgrim
it's a patchwork, 2-square quilting design.
1 block is traditionally made from four half-square triangle units.
although most quilt patterns were "unnamed" in their early incarnations, as quilt historian laurette carroll notes in her lovely article, "quilt patterns names" , she also points out that the "Godey’s Lady’s Book" was the first American periodical to publish a quilt pattern in the US in 1835", and history has shown us that the pinwheel pattern was already very popular by that time in the Americas.
the "pinwheel" name fits well into the popular notion of traditional quilt patterns reflecting the homelife & outdoor aspects of the quiltmaker's daily lives! ( i think of the dresden plate, log cabin , churn dash, hole in the barn door, grandmother's flower garden and rail fence to name a few everyday life patterns.)
personally, i think of the pinwheel as a beautiful foundational pieced block in the *quilting canon*, that's for certain! i also love how the pinwheel pattern lends itself well to other beautiful variations such as the double pinwheel, cartwheel (whirligiggle), kaleidoscope, virginia reel , flying kite, whirling pinwheel, and has birthed numerous other wonderful variations on the theme!
:: basic block construction link ::
:: basic pinwheel quilt pattern ::
:: a fun pattern for making a pinwheel quilt out of fat quarters ::
:: a more advanced pinwheel block here on mccalls. ::
: & a wonderful & adorable little pinwheel baby quilt pattern by moda bakeshop! ::
perfectly fitting those pinwheel points is not my forte! heavens!
i so admire a great point setter!
ever made a pinwheel quilt? we'd love to see it!
please add a link to an image of it below...
(i hope to do a followup post on reader's quilts each series & include yours!!)
have a pinwheel quilt tale to share?