quilting

How to make a Weathervane quilt block

This block appeared on 101 Patchwork Patterns by Ruby Short McKim around 1931.

Have a look at her Weathervane pattern and download the pdf for free.

Fabric needs

  • 4 squares, 3″ x 3″ in a salmon print
  • 4 squares, 3″ x 3″ in white
  • 4 squares, 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ in a salmon print
  • 12 squares, 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ in white
  • 4 squares, 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ in a floral print
  • 1 square, 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ for the centre

Finished block size

12″ x 12″

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

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Weathervane quilt bock

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