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Whirlwind quilt pattern – PDF download

Whirlwind quilt pattern - quick and easy quilting - PDF download

Whirlwind is a quick and easy quilt suitable for confident beginners.

The pattern comes with traditional templates.

If you prefer to make the quilt with foundation piecing, you will also find foundation piecing templates in the pattern.

Pattern basics

Quilt size: 48” x 48”.

Finished block size: 9”.

Number of blocks: 16.

Quilt technique: traditional piecing OR foundation piecing.

Buy Whirlwind quilt pattern

Buy The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern on Etsy

Buy Whirlwind quilt pattern on Etsy

See  the quilt up close on this video


For best results, use two different colour fabrics of similar value, for instance two light fabrics or two medium fabrics.

The quilt has two visual interpretations depending on whether you focus on the windmill pattern or on the negative space of the quilt, which is a bracket shape.

In the 15 page pattern I have included lots of diagrams and written instructions, traditional templates, foundation piecing templates, colour scheme suggestions as well links to 3 of my video tutorials.

A million thanks to the testers who helped make this pattern great.

I hope you like my quilt and enjoy making it.

If you share photos of this quilt please tag me @teresadownunder and use #whirlwindquilt when sharing on Instagram.

Quilt Pattern: Whirlwind quilt - traditional piecing. Quick and easy quilt


Video tutorial: improv patchwork – quick and easy quilting

Video tutorial: Improv patchwork - quick and easy quilting tutorial

I love improv patchwork and I hope you get to love it too after you try it out.

Do you have a lot of scraps you don’t know what to do with? Here is how you can use them.

Learn to do improv patchwork in 2 minutes

This is is just one way to do improv patchwork but quite an easy one:

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Video tutorial: Log cabin – quick and easy quilt block

Log cabin quilt block video tutorial

This is a very simple log cabin quilt block.

Learn to make a log cabin block in less than 2 minutes

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Block size

11 inch square


Block 1

  • 1 blue 4 inch square
  • 2 white 4 x 2 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 white 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 blue 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 blue x 2 1/4 inch strips

Block 2

  • 1 white 4 inch square
  • 2 green 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 green 4 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 white 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 white 11 x 2 1/4 inch strip

Video tutorial: Quick and easy bargello quilt block

Video tutorial: Bargello quilt block - tube quilting

Learn to make a bargello quilt block

Learn in 2 minutes:

Block size

10 1/2 inches including seam allowances.


  • Five 2 1/2 x 13 inch fabric strips

Download a Bargello pattern

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Some designs that are possible with this patchwork technique:

Video tutorial: Bargello quilt block

Quick and easy paper pinwheel quilt block video tutorial

Quick and easy paper pinwheel quilt block video tutorial

How to make a paper pinwheel quilt block

Learn to make this block in 2 minutes:

This block is made with half square triangles (HSTs) and squares.

It’s a beginner quilt block.

Block size

12 1/2 inches.


  • 1 white 5 1/2 inch square
  • 1 dark red 5 1/2 inch square
  • 2 medium red 5 1/2 inch squares
  • 8 white 3 1/2 inch squares

This block looks best when both fabrics have high contrast and the darker fabric is only used in the four  half square triangles in the centre of the block. This gives a more 3D look.

Quick and easy paper pinwheel quilt block video tutorial

Video tutorial: paper pinwheel quilt block