June 28, 2017

Pinwheel Whirl in Modern Patchwork

Do you remember this quilt, from my 5 More Things I Learned While Flow Quilting post?
Flow quilting detail | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Well, now that the July/August issue of Modern Patchwork is out, I can finally share the whole quilt with you! Meet Pinwheel Whirl 😊
Pinwheel whirl quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com

Pinwheel Whirl quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com

Pinwheels have always been one of my favourite quilting blocks, so it was fun to come up with a design that uses two very different pinwheels.
Pinwheel Whirl quilt detail | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
 Pinwheel Whirl quilt detail | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com

I love the simplicity of the piecing and just look at all of that negative space! I had so much fun filling it up with flow quilting.

Pinwheel Whirl finishes at 60" x 72". My version was made using Kona graphite, berry, punch, canary and black. I used Aurifil 2610 for the flow quilting and I love how it looks against the Kona berry on the back.
Pinwheel Whirl quilt back | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
This was my first time using this area for a quilt photography shoot, but it definitely won't be my last. It's such a beautiful spot! And I had great photography assistants/quilt holders too 😊
My boys by the river | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Aiden doesn't look very pleased to be having his picture taken, does he?
River | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
River | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
River | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
The July/August issue of Modern Patchwork is available now. It was rather exciting to have my copies arrive as this is my first print publication and, since I usually struggle with my quilt styling and photography, it was fun to see how they styled it (beautifully, I might add).

Edited to add, this pattern is now available as a PDF from my Etsy shop. And if you're interested, the quilt itself is also for sale.

As always, if you make Pinwheel Whirl, I'd love to see your version, so be sure to tag me on IG (@devotedquilter) or FB (@devotedquilterdesigns) or send pictures to devotedquilter at gmail dot com. I can't wait to see how you interpret the design!


  1. Congradlutions on your publication! The quilt looks great. Isn't wonderful to have assistance!

  2. Congratulations on the publication, Leanne, and I am so excited to see the full quilt. The quilting is stunning and I *LOVE* how it read on the back of the quilt!!!

  3. Congrats on being published. Great pattern. And your flow quilting is amazing. Well done.

  4. Fabulous quilt and quilting Leanne, and congratulations on that first print publication too!

  5. Such a beautiful quilt! I love your quilting on it.


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