Pinwheels and Patches

Pinwheels and Patches

Hello Dear Friends and Readers, I thought I would share what I have been working on this week. Although this project is by no means finished, it’s still fun!

You may remember I recently posted this new block I designed called Endless Scrappy Pinwheel Block.  Here is the link.

Endless Scrappy Pinwheels Block

I decided to make 9 of these blocks.  You can also see the secondary design of the little red bow ties inbetween.  Incidentally, I used approximately different 20 fabrics to maintain the scrappiness. Here they are.  At this stage, I have not pressed. This is because I am now dealing with bias edges,, therefore I will wait until the border is added and the edges have been stabilised.

Approximately 2 metres or 2.2 yards of the background fabric was required.

Cutting for the border

Using the same fabrics, I cut 96 of  4″ x 4″ squares from all the scrap fabrics.  These will make the Four Patch Border.

Then 8 of 4″ x 4″ squares from the red spot fabric used in the Endless Scrappy Pinwheel Blocks and 8 of 4″ x 4″ squares from the background fabric used in the Endless Scrappy Pinwheel Blocks.  These will be the corner Four patches for the border.

Now for a bit of production line sewing on a treadle of course!

I know it’s been mentioned it before, but….I really love Four Patches. I know they are simple, yet somehow so endearing with many applications / uses. So here are the 4″ x 4″ squares sewn into Four Patches. I made 24 scrappy Four patches.


If you love Four Patches too, here are some more inspirations.

Scrap Double Four Patch Quilt Block Tutorial

Chocolate Box Four Patch Quilt

Floral Fantasy Friendship Four Patch Quilt Pattern

Country Roses Four Patch Quilt Pattern

Four Patch Favourite


Then sewing together the four corner Four patch units made from the red spot and background fabrics.

Lots of fun. A very quick quilt top.

Here is an idea of how the layout will be. I have yet to sew the Four Patch borders on.

Once it is all sewn together it should measure 56 1/2″ x 56 1/2″.

Happy Four Patching!

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