Quilt Blocks With Borders for the Sampler Quilt 2021, the Kindred Pinwheel and the 5 Pointed Star, two classic blocks to make beautiful Quilts.
2 Quilt Blocks With Borders
Kindred Pinwheel Quilt Block Tutorial
1 – Precut All Your Fabric
As this is a Paper Piecing Pattern, with two pieces to work on, 4 times, I found that if I precut the fabric a little bit bigger than each piece of fabric is needed on the pattern, it helps me to work better and faster.
You can precut your fabric this way:
- 4 triangles from fabric A of 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches
- 4 triangles from fabric B of 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches
- 4 triangles from the fabric for the background of 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches
- 4 pieces from the fabric for the background of 5 1/2 x 2 1/2
- 4 pieces of fabric for the borders of 1 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches
Download the free Paper Piecing Pattern and cut out the paper templates with a pair of scissors for cutting paper.
2 – How To Stitch On Your Fabric Pieces
Take one paper template at a time and make the four pieces from it first, then you can take the second paper template and make the four pieces needed from it.
As this is a Paper Piecing Pattern tutorial, you will need to work with the paper template to help you to stitch on two pieces to make one piece.
Take one triangle (green fabric, and place it on the back of the paper template, check that the piece covers all the part of the paper template, and fold the line to be sure you have the seam allowance correct, if it is, lay over this piece of fabric, the piece of fabric for the background, right side to right side and pinch a pin on the seam. Open this piece of fabric to be sure it covers all the paper template, if it does, then fold back the fabric and pinch one or two pins to keep the two fabrics and the paper template on their place while you stitch on.
Fold the paper template and stitch on right next to the folded paper, this way, you’ll be saving on paper as you will need to use only one paper template to make the four pieces needed to make the Kindred Pinwheel block
Open the fabric, and check if the fabric from the two pieces stitched cover the paper template, if it does, pinch two pins to hold the paper template to the piece and trim the piece.
Once you get the first piece done, you can do the same steps to make the 8 pieces needed, 4 pieces with one paper template and 4 pieces with the other paper template.
3 – How To Connect All The Pieces To Make The Kindred Pinwheel
Lay all your pieces on your work table, and follow the Kindred Pinwheel layout, take one piece with blue fabric and one piece with the green fabric, and lay one piece over the other, right side to right side, stitch on both pieces together, open and press.
Do the same steps with the other 6 pieces to make 4 squares.
The next steps is to stitch on, two squares to make one half for the Kindred Pinwheel, two times, this way you will have two halves of the Kindred Pinwheel, press.
Lay one half over the other half and nest the center, pinch a couple of pins and stitch on, open and press.
4 – How To Stitch on The Borders On A Quilt Block
Cut the fabric strips for the borders of 1 1/2 x —– inches,
Stitch on two sides first, open and press, now you can stitch on the other two borders.
5 – How To Make The Quilt Sandwich
One you have the four borders on the Kindred Pinwheel Quilt block stitched on, press the block, and cut the fabric for the back 11 x 11 inches, pinch a few safety pins and now you can work on the quilting.
The quilting can be done by hand or with your sewing machine.
In case, you’re making the Sampler Quilt 2021 with batting fabric, when you make the quilting sandwich, place the quilting batting between the two layers of fabric.
5 Pointed Star Quilt Block With Borders
1 – Download And Print Out The 5 Pointed Start Paper Piecing Pattern
With a pair of scissors for cutting paper, cut out the four paper templates.
As every quilter will make the 5 pointed star quilt block with her/his own fabrics, color may be different on each block, but as a tip, I like to color the pieces that will be made with colored fabric on each template, this will help me to work with ease on each piece.
2 – How To Stitch On The 5 Pointed Star Paper Piecing Templates.
When working on the paper piecing pattern, you will need to work on each template at a time, follow the numbers and you will have no problem.
As you have been working on the Quilt Sampler 2021, you are now skilled enough to work on a Paper Piecing Pattern, in case, you’re new at it, just follow the instruction above on how to stitch on a paper piecing template.
On the image below, you can take a look to the four pieces already done for the 5 pointed star quilt block.
3 – How To Stitch On The 5 Pointed Star Quilt Block
On the video, I explain how to stitch on the first two pieces on this block, once you have the first two pieces stitched on, open, and lay the piece # 3 over the piece #2, stitch on and open.
Now you can lay the piece #4 over the first part you have already stitched on, and stitch on both pieces, open and remove all the pins and paper templates.
4 -How To Stitch On The Four Borders To The 5 Pointed Star Quilt Block
Cut – 4 pieces of fabric for the borders of 1 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches
Lay the 5 pointed star block on your cutting mat and trim the four sides to square the block.
Stitch on the borders on two sides first, open both borders and now you can stitch on the other two borders, open and press.
5 – How To Make The Quilting Sandwich
Lay over your work table the fabric for the back, pretty side down and lay over it the 5 pointed star quilt block, pretty side up, in case, you’re making the Quilt Sampler 2021 with batting fabric, you can put it between the two layers of fabric.
Pinch a few safety pins and you can work now on the quilting, it can be done by hand or with your sewing machine.
Trim the Two Quilted Blocks
With your ruler, measure each block, so you can know in advance how to trim each block to 10 x 10 inches.
Trim each block at a time to 10 x 10 inches.
The Kindred Pinwheel and the 5 Pointed Star Quilt Blocks are finished and they look amazing.
These are blocks # 16 and #17 for the Quilt Sampler 2021, only 3 more blocks to make!
I thank you for keep visiting my blog and for your interest of making the Sampler Quilt 2021 along with me.
More tutorials to make the Sampler Quilt 2021
Puedes leer el mismo tutorial en español para hacer 2 Bloques Para Quilt Con Bordes aqui!
Thanks so much for sharing my blog on your Social Media!
Watch the video tutorial here!