When pioneers trekked west, they took only what could fit in one small covered wagon. Most worldly treasures were left behind.
But quilts? Quilts were an absolute necessity. They were used as shelter; they were used for warmth. Quilts swaddled babies and protected fragile family heirlooms as they bumped and jostled along the dusty Oregon Trail.
Those antique pioneer quilts were made from scraps, skillfully stitched by hand into simple 9-patches, log cabins, and pinwheels. 200 years later, we are making those same old-fashioned patterns, and they’re just as pretty as ever!
This week Jenny is working on a beautiful variation of the classic pinwheel using precut charm packs. Pinwheel Frolic comes together lickety-split with easy half-square triangles and a pretty, decorative sashing.
(Watch to the end of the tutorial for a fabulous bonus project: A matching burrito pillowcase with a cuff and flange!)
I’m a multitasker, but not a very good one. I take down a load of laundry on my way to the cellar, but by the time I get there, I can’t remember what I needed in the first place! Potatoes? Canned peaches? A treat from my super-secret chocolate stash? We may never know!
The 2 for 1 Pinwheel Star is the ultimate multitasker. While you’re busy building one simple star, a second star appears out of nowhere – without any extra effort on your part!