Windmills and Pinwheels are Perfect Summer Patterns!

What’s in your stash bag?

Make something for yourself, the deck — even the beach. Our new collection of fun pinwheel patterns is ready and waiting for you!

Rose Quartz Pinwheel Quilt Block

Rose Quartz Pinwheel Quilt Block

Dear Sewing Superstar,

Long summer days remind me of some of the simple joys of childhood: playing in the park, pinwheel in hand, watching the wheel spin in the summer breeze. When the summer breeze wasn’t enough, we’d make our own. Create your own summer breezy joy with our Easy Windmill and Pinwheel Patterns Collection from We Like Sewing!

Pinwheels are a foundation of quilting. You don’t have to be an expert quilter to master the pinwheel block. Our Rose Quartz Pinwheel Quilt Block is an excellent project for beginning quilters and beyond. Practice your piecing skills as you learn to make four different pinwheels: the basic windmill, the turnstile block, the classic pinwheel, and a pinwheel variation. Pinwheels are a popular feature in many quilts. Once you’re comfortable making these different blocks, you’ll find you have a lot of creative choices in choosing — or even creating — your own quilts.

Stashbuster Pinwheel Quilted Lunch Bag

Stashbuster Pinwheel Quilted Lunch Bag

The key to making an eye-catching pinwheel is to choose contrasting colors in either solids or minimal patterns — think tiny floral print. You need the contrast to make the pinwheels stand out, and you want to avoid overly busy print patterns so they don’t detract from the pinwheel pattern. With the right combination of color and (tiny) pattern, you’ll have a beautiful set of quilt blocks that will create liveliness and movement in your next quilting project.

So, what’s in your fabric stash? I bet you have enough scraps to piece together a reusable lunch bag that’s uniquely you. Our Stashbuster Pinwheel Quilted Lunch Bag is a quilting stashbuster’s dream. Put the classic pinwheel pattern to excellent use to create the body of this bag. This lunch bag is budget-friendly and so much cuter than store-bought lunch bags (and I bet it’ll last longer, too!).

First Snowfall Patchwork Quilt Block

First Snowfall Patchwork Quilt Block

It may be warm now, but we all know winter is coming. Get ahead of the cold weather with our First Snowfall Patchwork Quilt Block. Advanced beginning quilters will enjoy creating this wintry wonder in shades of silver, white, and blue. This snowflake quilt block uses half square triangles as the building block for the design. Use this design for mini quilts and home décor.

If you’re in the mood to make a bigger project, the decision could be as easy as black and white — and gray. Our Between the Lines Windmill Quilt is well worth the time you’ll spend to make it. The end result is striking with its eye-catching contrast. This pattern calls for precise piecing in order to create the stunning windmill effect, making this a terrific project for intermediate and experienced quilters.

Between the Lines Windmill Quilt

Between the Lines Windmill Quilt

You don’t have to be an expert quilter to make any of the projects in our Easy Windmill and Pinwheel Patterns Collection. Each pattern in this issue includes a detailed template, pattern notes, and a complete list of the tools and materials you need to succeed. So many choices… My head is spinning just thinking of what to make next. What’s first on your list?

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Happy Sewing!

Caitlin Eaton
Editor, We Like Sewing Magazine

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