There are lots of whirleygig tutorials in the blogging world. Allie at "Stranz . . . Obsessive Quilting Disorder" has a tutorial which is very easy to follow. You can find it here. "crazy mom quilts" also has one here. If you want a tutorial which instructs you to trim a bit off your square at the beginning, instead of having to trim the whole block at the end, visit Quilting on Turtle Hill's blog for a nice tutorial.
baby size: 38" x 44".
56 (6") blocks, 7 across, 8 down.
My finished block size was 6 inches.
To make 1 block:
Cut 2 calico 4 inch squares
Cut 2 white 4 inch squares
56 different fabrics is a lot to come up with. On Calvin's quilt, I found 1/2 the amount, and made 2 blocks with each fabric.
Once I have my fabric cut into 4 inch squares, I like to match up 1 calico square and 1 white square, and cut the off-set line with them together. That way I'm sure they'll sew up right, and it helps with the organization of this whole mess.
It's backed with flannel since it's going to a cold climate.
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LAP SIZE CONFIGURATIONS:
The next time I try this quilt, I want to make a lap size 60" x 80".
I will make the blocks bigger than Calvin's.
48 (10") blocks total (48 fabrics is hard to find)
Use the same fabric for 2 blocks, only needing 24 fabrics.
Finished block: approx. 10 inches.
To make 1 block:
Cut 2 calico 6 inch squares
Cut 2 white 6 inch squares
(cut 4 of each if using the same fabric for 2 blocks as mentioned above)
Cutting the white separately?
Total of white, 96 - 6 inch squares, purchase 3 1/4 yds. of Kona white for 48 blocks. (1/4 yrd. added for good measure :)
Make off-set cut between 1/4" and 1/2 ".
Experiment to determine amount of wonkiness.
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