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Block 10: Prairie points pinwheel – Textured quilt sampler tutorial

Block type: log cabin

Block size: 11 inches

Colour scheme: reds and neutrals

Texture/fabric manipulation:  prairie points pinwheel

Quilt size: The finished quilt is 52 ½ x 52 ½.


  • 4   2 ¾ in squares in white
  • 4  2 ¾ in squares in red for the prairie points
  • two 5 in x 3 ½ in rectangles and two 11 in x 3 ½ in rectangles for the border
Making the prairie points

Cut 4   2 ¾ in squares in red.

Fold the square in half and press.

Then mark the centre of the folded rectangle and fold towards the mark line making a triangle on each side as on the picture.

Arrange the prairie points with the openings facing the white fabric making a pinwheel as in the photo and pin each prairie point to the white square.

Stitch each prairie point to the white square.

Now stitch in pairs as per photo.

Stitch both rectangles into a pinwheel and press well.

Now add the border.

And you have finished the prairie points pinwheel block.

Textured blocks tutorials

This is the 10th block in a series of 25 exploring texture in fabric.

Each block is made out of a centre 5 inch square featuring some fabric texture such as pin tucks, smocking, shirring and the like. Then a 3 1/2 wide border encloses each centre square.

The colour scheme is red and white/cream alternating reds and white/cream for the centre square and border.

Some of the textures show better on plain colours than on heavily patterned fabric.

See all Textured quilt sampler tutorials for this quilt.

Share your pictures

Are you making this quilt? Share your pictures on Flickr’s TeresaDownUnder group.


  1. I have made a baby size quilt using this technique but am at a stopping point because I can’t think of a hand quilting pattern to use. Do you have any suggestions please?


  2. Hi Deanna, I’m not great at quilting but if I were going to quilt a quilt like this I would either stipple quilt on the border only or I would quilt with straight lines along the border too.


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