Good morning, our feature for today is from Twin Fibers another sister duo, Jennifer and Jessica. Okay when you click the link to your blog your heart may skip several beats in giddiness (is that a word?) Their blog is darling! Seriously you won't want to miss them. They are way more productive than Megan and I. Check out their finished quilt projects on their sidebar! This feature is a sweet quilt gift they made for their Grandma who can't really sew anymore...
This quilt all started with a charm pack of Snippets fabric and a great quilt block picture that I came across on flickr. The block is called a Dutch Pinwheel, but I also think it could be a Windmill, too. I knew at some point that I wanted to make something special for my Grandma. She's a wonderful quilter and has made some really beautiful wall hangings for me! Our family heritage goes back to the Netherlands and Germany, so this Dutch Pinwheel block design fit right into that.
To make this quilt, I used a charm pack of the Snippets fabric. I divided the charm pack into 4 color groupings (blue, light blue, red, and orange) with 8 squares in each group. There will be some squares left over for another project. I paired each patterned fabric with a white square and sewed a 1/4" away from each side of a diagonal line drawn from one corner to another on the wrong side of each white square. I then cut down that center line, opened up each block and pressed the seams. You now have 2 blocks made. Finish doing that with the rest of your squares and arrange them how you would like in the Dutch Pinwheel pattern. I'm not sure how wide I made the border in this quilt, but I'm sure you can just add what you think will look good.
Thank you so much Jessica! You and Jennifer are very talented and have a fabulous blog....just check out this darling layered brick pillow tutorial they give!! And this quilt finish I've been admiring all morning. Make sure to check them out!
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