Windmill Quilt

Hello, it’s Amanda from Material Girl Quilts and I am so happy to be back on the Moda Bake Shop today sharing my latest tutorial.  I am a huge fan of Fig Tree & Co. fabrics.  Joanna Figueroa has an amazing talent of putting together the most beautiful designs and colors.  I chose to use Tapestry for this quilt, but the latest Fig Tree & Co. line in shops is Avalon and it is just as gorgeous.

Now that it is summer, it seems to be the season for weddings.  This quilt was designed for a beautiful new couple in our family that will soon be tying the knot.  I hope this quilt helps warm their new home together.

1 layer cake Tapestry by Fig Tree & Co.
1 layer cake Moda Bella Snow (or 2 1/2 yards cut into 32 10″ squares)
4 yards backing fabric (Tapestry Marskesh in Cobblestone)
1/2 yard binding (Tapestry Yasmin in Cobblestone)

Select 32 print 10″ squares and pair with 32 background 10″ squares.

With right sides together and the background square on top, mark diagonal lines connecting the corners with a pencil as shown below.

After your lines are marked, pin the blocks together in several spots and then sew 1/4″ on each side of the diagonal lines.

Now it is time to cut these 10″ squares into a total of 8 half square triangles (HSTs)!  For the first cut, line your ruler up horizontally through the center of the squares and cut.

Without moving any pieces, rotate your ruler and line it up vertically through the center of the squares for the second cut.

Again, without moving any pieces, now it is time to cut directly on the two diagonal lines between the seams as shown below.

When you open up all of the cut pieces, you will end up with 8 matching HSTs.

Press each HST away from the background fabric and trim to measure 4 1/2″ square.

Now select two contrasting sets of half square triangles and lay out as shown below to create one block.  Press the seams for rows 1 and 3 of the block to the right and rows 2 and 4 to the left.  Each block will finish at 16″.

Lay out your 16 finished blocks in four rows of four blocks in a way that suits you and piece together.  Layer with batting and backing and quilt as desired.

One 64″ x 64″ quilt perfect for a newlywed snuggle 🙂

Amanda Castor
{Material Girl Quilts}