River Whirls Quilt Tutorial
This is a revised post from 2012 that I thought I would share.
The weather was beautiful yesterday and I was able to take this quilt outside for some pictures.
Would you like to make a quilt like this? It is so simple.
You will need:
- 15 pairs of 5 inch blocks (total of 30 blocks)
- 30 – 5 inch blocks of muslin
- 1 yard of muslin for borders
- 1/2 yd of stripe for binding
Cut your blocks at the angle shown above. Take your ruler and measure over 2 inches on the bottom and 3 inches on the top, then cut all of your blocks. (in the photo I removed the muslin off the left side so you could see the cutting line better.
One block done – 14 more to go.
Another block done.
Now layout your blocks in the following pattern.
Start sewing the rows together.I wanted to make the baby quilt longer so I added a 2 ½” strip at the top and added another row of blocks.
I made 4 rows of 3 blocks then added a 2.5 inch strip and then the last row.
Then I added 4 inch borders doing the long sides first.
The quilt finished at 30 x 46.
I did my free motion quilting on my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine.
I did a little flower design on the River Whirls.I did a free motion leaf on the prints and stipple quilted the back ground. I had this little stripe fabric that I thought matched pretty good for a binding.
I just had to show one more photo, it was so great to be outside and there wasn’t any wind. I am so ready for Spring!
The quilt is all washed and crinkly now….perfect for a baby!
I hope you enjoyed the River Whirls quilt tutorial.
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Looking for a free quilt pattern that is fun to make?
Download the free Twirling Star pattern.