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In creating this quilt I was inspired by the many shades of blue found in our ocean up here in the Pacific northwest. I also wanted something that would represent the many interlocking circles of connection that we have in our lives. Not wanting to be too somber and serious about all this, I've named it "Whirligigs"! 

The quilt is sized to be a full twin bed covering (66" x 85"), with drape on both sides and on the end. However it also works fine as a throw that is great to cuddle under or to use as an accent across the end of a larger bed or a sofa.

The orange peel blocks are made with inset orange peels, not appliqued, so that the finished quilt will be exceptionally sturdy. The curved piecing is easy to do and well described in my pattern. I've designed the templates so that the orange peel floats in the block so that corner matching does not become a matter of rigorous matching and difficult piecing. 

This pattern is now downloadable. Template files are downloadable for the orange peel block components.

Whirligigs Throw Size Quilt Pattern

  • Print Landscape 2-up

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