Pinwheels in the Park Quilt Along:: Week 1

Welcome to week 1 of Kerri & I’s quilt along. We’re so excited that several of you are joining us. In fact, you might already be ahead of us ;).

This week’s {August 1-7} goal:: Cut Fabric/Blocks

To remind you, I picked 6 ‘aqua/blue’ prints for the pattern’s light fabrics & 6 ‘pink/red’ prints for the dark fabrics.

Following the sample quilt, you would use {2} different ‘light’ fabrics and {1} dark fabric for each pinwheel. I decided I wanted to use the same light fabric/dark fabric for each pinwheel. So I started by pairing one light and one dark together before I started cutting.

Then I ironed all my FQ’s so I’d get nice clean cuts {I’m sometimes lazy about this and almost always regret it!}.

Then I got to cutting … and distracted by the last episodes of Friday Night Lights {apparently} … I goofed and ended up cutting {2} different aqua prints into 1/4ths instead of just in 1/2. Oiy! So I had to pull in a few more prints from my stash to make things work. Not the end of the world :).

Here are all my cuts::

{I ended up needing {3} cuts of white Kona 7 7/8 x width of the fabric for the small white triangles.}

And here is my sweet little pile of scraps. There is quite a bit here and I think I know just what I’m going to do with them {so be patient and you’ll see them again soon}.

How is week 1 going for you if you’re playing along?

Show us your progress by joining the Flickr group, Pinwheels in the Park Quilt Along, and sharing your pictures.



  1. Gorgeous fabrics!!!! Can’t wait to see your progress.

  2. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

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