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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Spinning Coins Quilt Tutorial

This is a quilt I finished up over Christmas, and today I'm giving you all the details so you can make one too!
I really really super adore this fabric, all of it.  How can you look at it and not be happy??  Seriously, whales, polka dots, argyle (oh argyle), owls...pears...I love it all.
I got this gorgeous fabric from Jody

It is a combination of fabrics from designer Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman
Remix, Metro Market and Urban Zoologie
Materials Needed:
  • 6-8 fat quarters for the coins and pinwheels (the colored strips)
  •  1 yard white cotton for sashing and borders
  • 2/3 yard for binding
  • 2 yards for backing
Any Nigel fans?  He's checking you out from the left, half-way up :)

this tutorial is assuming 44" width fabric and 1/4" seams
Step 1: Create 4 (or more) pinwheel blocks, finished size 8 inches.

Step 2: Cut fat quarters to 8 inches wide and a variety of lengths.  I just eyeballed it and made three piles of short, medium and tall strips.

Step 3: Sew three rows together using pinwheel blocks and fat quarter strips, each row should finish at 51 1/2" long.
the measurements above are from the finished quilt, figuring in the 1/4" seam

Step 4: Cut 5 inch strips in fabric width (44") from the white cotton.  Using the photo as a guide, sew coin rows to the white strips, one on each side and all together.

Step 5: Sew a 5 inch white cotton strip to the top and bottom of your quilt top.

And you've got your quilt top!  Easy Peasy!

Jody sent this fabulous pink polka dot backing, and trust me this quilt is going to a home with many many girls, it'll be a hit :)

I used straight line quilting pattern for this. On the coin strips I stitched approx. 1" apart, and on the white sashing I stitched 2-3" apart.

And this binding, I need more. I have never been more pleased with a binding!  See these rainbow stripes??  It's already inspired me for another quilt.

Finished Quilt Size: 40 1/2" x 60", lap size

Fabric line: Remix, Metro Market and Urban Zoologie by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman and 100% white cotton
I got all of this gorgeous fabric from Fabric Shoppe

Quilting: Straight-line

Who is this quilt for?: You!  This is a perfect beginners quilt, especially if you want to challenge yourself by trying more piecing (ie pinwheels) but not so much piecing it's intimidating.  This is a great quilt for scraps.  This is a great quilt to finish in a weekend.

*Please let me know if you have any questions or if anything is unclear.
*Please send us pictures of your finished quilt!  We'd love to see!  Send us an email myquiltstory{at}gmail{dot}com
*Please give us credit if you do use this pattern and post about it.  This is intended for personal use, making this as a gift is okay, but please do not to sell the pattern or quilts.

Thanks mommy for your beautiful home as a backdrop!
(and dad, but let's be honest, he doesn't even know what a blog is)



Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lovely tutorial. That fabric is so bright and cheery and I love the binding! I'm also drawn to the straight line looks amazing!

Paula said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I have a lot of fabric left over from my HST Diamond quilt that would be perfect for this project.

Megan said...

I want to make a quilt, but I'm scared. Move back to Kville. Please:)

Megan said...

Oh, ya. That quilt is REALLY cute. Love the whale fabric.

Kimberly said...

love it! great for spring with those prints...

Colleen said...

I love it! Maybe when I'm done with the three quilts I'm working on right now I will try this.

Twinfibers said...

What a cute quilt - I love all the pink and especially the binding!! - Jennifer

Katie said...

Hi! I've only made one quilt before but would love to do this one. I noticed the stripes are diagonal on your binding. Did you cut the fabric on the bias for the binding? Do you normally do that?

SewSara said...

love it - and of course it was even cuter in person! :)

great tutorial. don't they take so much time?! they always stress me out when i finally hit "publish" - haha.