Make pinwheels pop on a patriotic table topper using red, white, and blue print fabrics. These fabrics are from the Redwork Rendevous collection by Alex Anderson for P&B Textiles.

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Materials

Inspired by Pinwheel Romance from designer Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs
Quilt tester: Mary Pepper

3/8 yard total assorted white prints (blocks)
1 yard total assorted blue prints (blocks)
1-3/8 yards total assorted red prints (blocks, binding)
2 yards backing fabric
33x69" batting

Finished quilt: 24-1/2x60-1/2"
Finished blocks: 6" square

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

From assorted white prints, cut:
56-2-1/2" squares

From assorted blue prints, cut:
20-2-1/2x6-1/2" rectangles
20-41/2" squares
20-2-1/2x4-1/2" rectangles

From assorted red prints, cut:
5-2-1/2x42" binding strips
20-2-1/2x6-1/2" rectangles
20-4-1/2" squares
20-2-1/2x4-1/2" rectangles

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Assemble Units

1. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each assorted white print 2-1/2" square. (To prevent fabric from stretching as you draw the lines, place 220-grit sandpaper under each square.)

2. Align a marked white print square with one end of an assorted blue print 2-1/2x4-1/2" rectangle (Diagram 1; note direction of marked line). Sew on drawn line; trim excess fabric, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Press open attached triangle to make a blue small unit. The small unit should be 2-1/2x4-1/2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make 20 blue small units total.

3. Repeat Step 2 using marked white print squares and assorted red print 2-1/2x4-1/2" rectangles to make 20 red small units total.

4. Align a marked white print square with one end of an assorted blue print 2-1/2x6-1/2" rectangle (Diagram 2; note direction of marked line). Sew on drawn line; trim excess fabric, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Press open attached triangle to make a blue large unit. The large unit should be 2-1/2x6-1/2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make eight blue large units total.

5. Repeat Step 4 using marked white print squares and assorted red print 2-1/2x6-1/2" rectangles to make eight red large units total.

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Assemble Blocks

1. Join a blue small unit to an assorted red print 4-1/2" square (Block A Assembly Diagram). Press seam toward square.

2. Join an assorted red print 2-1/2x6-1/2" rectangle to top edge of Step 1 unit to make Block A. Press seam toward red print rectangle. Block A should be 6-1/2" square including seam allowances.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make 12 total of Block A.

4. Join a red small unit to an assorted blue print 4-1/2" square (Block B Assembly Diagram). Press seam toward square.

5. Join an assorted blue print 2-1/2x6-1/2" rectangle to top edge of Step 4 unit to make Block B. Press seam toward blue print rectangle. Block B should be 6-1/2" square including seam allowances.

6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make 12 total of Block B.

7. Join a blue small unit to an assorted red print 4-1/2" square (Block C Assembly Diagram). Press seam toward square.

8. Join a red large unit to top edge of Step 7 unit to make Block C. Press seam toward red square. Block C should be 6-1/2" square including seam allowances.

9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 to make eight total of Block C.

10. Join a red small unit to an assorted blue print 4-1/2" square (Block D Assembly Diagram). Press seam toward square.

11. Join a blue large unit to top edge of Step 10 unit to make Block D. Press seam toward blue square. Block D should be 6-1/2" square including seam allowances.

12. Repeat steps 10 and 11 to make eight total of Block D.

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Assemble Quilt Center

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out A, B, C, and D blocks in 10 horizontal rows, paying attention to position of units in each block.

2. Sew together blocks in each row. Press seams in one direction, alternating direction with each row. Join rows to complete quilt top. Press seams in one direction.

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Finish Quilt

1. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste. Quilt as desired.

2. Bind with red print binding strips.

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