Pinwheel Frolic Quilt

The Pinwheel Frolic quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

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.

The Pinwheel Frolic quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

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!)

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New Friday Tutorial: 2 for 1 Pinwheels

MSQC New Tutorial on the Blog!

Learn to make this adorable 2 for 1 Pinwheel Quilt


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!


Learn to make this 2 for 1 Pinwheel Block with Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Co.


Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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Throwback Thursday: Pinwheels!

Throwback Thursday

We had a fun first week of our MSQC Throwback Thursday!  We loved seeing so many Summer in the Park photos!

Here is one in particular that we want to share:  ANTIQUE1950BE

This quilt was shared by ANTIQUE1950BE on

If you want to be featured on next week’s post, upload your photos to in this week’s featured Throwback Thursday pattern!

This week we’re going back to a classic block that Jenny made super simple: the Pinwheel!  We always love reading your comments on our tutorials and here are a few that stood out to us:

“Easiest way I’ve ever seen to make a pinwheel block!  I haven’t tried it yet, but this makes me want to :)” — Arielle Masters

“Thanks so much for doing this tutorial! So much easier than what I’ve been doing! :)” — Kare Flanagan

“I’m a visual learner, so having you show me how to do this makes it SO much easier! My nieces will get the pinwheel quilts they wanted for Christmas for sure now! Thanks!!” — Shanna Dallmeyer

We love this Giant Pinwheel that Elisabeth shared on!

elisabeth pinwheel

So post your photos of the Pinwheel block to using the hashtag #msqctbt and we’ll pick a winner or two in next Thursday’s post! 🙂