Wheelies Quilt

Hi everyone!  I am Becky of Patchwork Posse and I am totally excited to be here on Moda Bake Shop!  I am always checking out the new patterns over here– and now to be featured is spec-tac!  The Wheelies Quilt is a great way to use up the whole Layer cake.  Add 2 more yards for your background and you are all ready to go.  I chose to go with a dark solid grey for my background which I think plays nicely with the Reunion Layer Cake.

The spokes of the Wheels are simple pinwheels.  Find and match up 4 that share the same color and you will have a more unified pinwheel.  If you don’t want to be so fussy– mix and match and scrap it up!  Because all the squares get used there isn’t enough to finish one more large block so the little 2 leftovers get put right in center square.

1 Layer Cake OR 42 10″ X 10″ squares  {21 light and 21 med/dark}
2 yards background fabric

Separate the lights and darks. You need 21 lights and 21 med/darks

Cut list for sashing: 16–-3” X 17 1/2”   and   4–4 3/4”X 17 1/2”

Cut list for center blocks:  5–3”X 64 and 4–9”X 4 3/4″

Block Instructions:
1) Place a 10″ X 10″ light square on top of a second med/dark square-right sides together. 
2) Draw a line from corner to corner of square. Use a pencil and draw on the wrong side of the fabric 
3) Sew 1/4” from the drawn line on BOTH sides. 
4) Cut on the drawn line and iron- you will now have 2 1/2 square triangles
5) Place one half triangle on top of another half triangle– right sides together Hint: darks should be opposite darks. Lights opposite of lights. 
6) Draw a line from corner to corner of the square– should be perpendicular to the previous sewn seam.
Use a pencil and draw on the wrong side of the fabric. 7) Sew 1/4” from the drawn line on BOTH sides. 
8) Cut on the drawn line and iron.
9) Match up 4 of your squares with one wheel being the same color.
10) Sew the 4 blocks together-repeat for a total of 10 blocks. They will measure 17 1/2” X 17 1/2”
Center Blocks:
1) Sew 9” X 4 3/4” background to each side of the block 
2) Sew 17 1/2” X 4 3/4” background to top and bottom of each block.
3) Repeat for a total of 2 finished blocks
Sewing the top together:
4) Using the layout diagram– sew sashings in between the blocks and at the ends 
5) Sew the blocks with sashings into rows 
6) Sew the sashing strips in between the rows- pin before sewing
7) Sew the rows together Hint: When you are sewing the rows together, match up the sashings from the previous rows. Lay them down right sides together and fold down the top layer just a little to make sure they are lined up correctly. Pin in place and then sew. 

Quilt Size: 80″ X 64″
Block Size:  17 1/2″ X 17 1/2″

Because I have two boys who are needing a new ‘do’ in their room I sewed up another top.
They love them– the grays are a bit off, but who will notice besides me?
I am in love with the dark sashing….and the modern feel.  I don’t usually go that way in designs, but i love it!
Thanks for joining me today!  If you have any questions or comments, ask it!
If you sew up your own Wheelies Quilt let me know. Share it!


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