quilt pattern

How to make a fan block and a quilt pattern

Today I’m going to demonstrate how sewing a fan isn’t that difficult.

My fan is 9″ x 9″ and it’s pieced traditionally. The large size of the block makes sewing curves easier.

The block is part of my new pattern called “Wheels”. It’s a modern quilt. I enjoyed making this quilt very much.

The quilt is fat quarter friendly and I actually used a fat quarter pack I got from Michael Miller and this last year as an Ambassador for the brand.

The quilt has 8 fan blocks arranged into 2 large circles.

This is how you make the fan blocks:

This quilt is fat quarter friendly.

Wheels quilt pattern - teresadownunder.com

Quilt details

Quilt size: 48” x 48”

Finished block sizes
6” x 6”, 6” x 9” and 9” x 9”

Number of blocks
36 (6 columns x 6 rows)

The blocks are traditionally pieced. The pattern includes 2 fan templates.

The pattern includes alternative colour schemes.

Purchase and download the digital pattern

Wheels quilt pattern - teresadownunder.com

Some fabric recommendations for making this quilt with prints.

Coco fat quarter pack by Michael Miller in browns, greens, blues and greys would make a great quilt.

Or this Island batik fat quarter pack.

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My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

1 comment

  1. so cool! I also enjoy using Michael Miller fabrics Roxanna/Mother

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