Friday Finish: Pinwheel Parade-Free Pattern TOO!!


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Today we have a treat for you…a new free pattern to make this cute little baby quilt.  Here’s Ruby showing off the quilt we’re calling Pinwheel Parade.  This was designed and made by Kelli…I wrote the pattern and instructions.


It was made with two charm packs but could easily be made with scraps from your stash.

The quilts consists of 16 pinwheel blocks with nine patch blocks for the border.


We used an older American Jane for Moda line called Snippets but there is a new line called Ducks in a Row that will be coming out in April that would be equally cute.

I completely played around with the quilting on this.  I used a variegated orange thread that I loved on it.  I did some small feathers in the sashing.  On the actually blocks I did radiating circles.  It didn’t turn out too bad at all.


I gotta say when making a baby quilt, I don’t think American Jane fabrics can be beat.  They are kiddish but not the pastels…in my opinion perfect!  Plus..anything with the color red is always appealing to me.

If you’d like a copy of the pattern we put together to make this, click this link Pinwheel Parade Snippets Baby Quilt.  It will take you to the printable pattern.  You will need to have an Adobe Reader program to view it.  You can find that free program here.  (If you are reading on a tablet or phone, there are free Adobe Reader Apps as well)

If you get one made, we’d love to see it-so mail us a picture!!

You can find MANY other free patterns on our site by looking under the free patterns tab at the top of the page under our banner.  Stop by again…


  1. April King says:

    Very cute quilt! I put it in my to do folder. I cant wait to make it for my future grandbabies! Thank you for sharing the pattern with us.

  2. Carol says:

    Very, very cute! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Such a cute pattern ….love pinwheels. Thank you for sharing. Marie (

  4. Great quilt pattern and you’re right about the Moda American Jane collection :D

  5. Ramona says:

    Thank you for sharing this pattern! This pattern is perfect as I just “deboned” some mens cotton shirts to make a baby boy quilt. I haven’t used recycled shirt fabric before and this pattern will be so cute in the red, white and blue shirt fabrics that I have.

  6. Thanks for the pattern…dang cute!! And I agree American Jane fabric makes the cutest baby/kids quilts!! I also LOVE the quilting!!!

  7. Diane W says:

    Thanks for the pattern.

  8. Patricia L. says:

    I really like pinwheel quilts. It looks great.

  9. Cindy says:

    Cute pattern, thanks for sharing. I love the circle quilting in the blocks.

  10. Joyce says:

    Another great pattern and cute cute. Thanks for sharing your great talent.

  11. Michelle says:

    That is a happy, happy quilt!

  12. jessica says:

    Happy pinwheels!