*This video is sponsored by Arteza* Hi everyone, I’m Whitney and every Wednesday I post a new tutorial to help sewers of all
skill levels learn new sewing projects and techniques. Today I’ll be showing how to create
a quilt I designed called Oklahoma Harvest. It is a wall hanging size made up of 4 blocks,
but you can easily turn it into a baby quilt size by making it from 12 blocks.
There is a PDF you can download at WhitneySews.com that will have all the cutting measurements
and extra details in it. The direst link for the PDF is listed in the description box below.
Now onto the tutorial. Start by using the measurements in the PDF
to cut your fabrics. This project can be made from yardage or fat quarters or a mix of the
two. Here are all the pieces you will need, now lets get to sewing!
We’re going to start with creating pinwheels. Grab one square from each color and place
them right sides together. Use a ruler to mark from one corner to the opposite corner.
Then add pins to hold the layers together. You need two of these pairs to make one pinwheel.
Sew ¼ inch on each side of the marked line. I’ll be honest with you. My quarter inch seam
allowance is not super accurate. So theway I get my pinwheels perfect is to start with
larger squares. Then I don’t have to worry about my seam allowances as much and simply
trim the squares down later using the Arteza 5 inch ruler.
After you’ve sewn on both sides of the line you drew cut right down the marked line. Iron
each of your pieces open making sure the seam allowance is going toward the darker fabric
on each. You should now have 4 of what are called half
square triangles. Now it’s time to trim down these units so we can have perfect points
in the pinwheels. Grab your Arteza 5 inch ruler and line up the outer points and the
points of the thick green line with the diagonal seam on the fabric. I love using exact size
rulers anytime I am trimming up quilt blocks which is why I was so excited when I found
this little ruler. Now you have perfect 5 inch half square triangles to create beautiful
pinwheels with. Lay the half square triangles out so they
form a pinwheel. Then bring one of the top blocks down on top of a lower one with the
right sides together and sew with a quarter inch seam allowance to attach. Repeat with
the second set. Press each set open. Place the two sets right sides together and
sew to attach making sure the center seam matches up as closely as possible to get the
best points. Press it open and you have your pinwheel. Now time to add the borders and
cornerstones onto the block. Or you can choose to look at it as piecing a 9 patch with a
pinwheel center if that makes more sense to you, but before we do I wanted to talk about
the fabrics I’m using. I chose to use a lot of different colors on
this quilt that some people may not like together. I actually designed this quilt the summer
after I graduated high school, before I ever even knew how to piece together blocks like
this, and these are the exact colors I used in that original design 12 years ago. But
I have included a blank template of this quilt in the PDF I mentioned earlier. That way you
can use the template and Arteza colored pencils to play around and see what colors you want
to use for your quilt. Time to add the two sides onto the pinwheel.
Lay them both right sides together with the pinwheel lining up the raw edges. Sew with
a quarter inch seam allowance to attach each one. Then line up your cornerstone squares
with the other two side pieces. Lay them right sides together and sew to attach. Now add
them onto the pinwheel unit to finish off your first block. Repeat to create three more
identical blocks. Square up your blocks if needed and lay the
four blocks out so there are four of the same color in the center making a square. Sew them
together in pairs then sew those two sections together to complete the quilt top.
Now it’s time to complete the quilt. Baste the top to a piece of batting and backing
fabric to make a quilt sandwich. Quilt however you like either on your sewing machine or
by hand. I will have a video coming soon showing how I like to quilt my pinwheels so make sure
you’re subscribed so you can catch that video when it comes out. Then trim off excess batting
and backing and add your binding the same way I showed in my binding quilting quicky.
That tutorial is linked up in the information icon. And now your quilt is complete! This
is a nice wall hanging size, but like I mentioned earlier, feel free to add 8 more blocks to
make it baby quilt size. You already saw some of the supplies I was
using from Arteza, but I did want to talk a little more about a couple of them. The
first one I wanted to talk about is the 5 inch square ruler. This ruler is perfect for
creating your own charm pack from your stash. If you have a quilt you want to make that
incorporates 5 inch squares, but don’t want to buy a charm pack, cut your own using this
ruler. To keep the ruler from slipping around while I’m cutting I used the Arteza non slip
adhesive rings on the back. The 28 mm rotary cutter is handy to have for cutting smaller
details, especially around curves. By the way, the lovely people at Arteza were
kind enough to offer the same supplies I used in the video – the 5 inch ruler, 28 mm rotary
cutter, the non slip adhesive rings, and the 48 count of colored pencils – to one of
you! To enter the usual rules apply – be a subscriber, like and share the video, check
out the Arteza website, and leave a comment letting me know what you would use if you
won these supplies. The giveaway is for U.S. And Canada viewers only. But even if you don’t
win, there is a coupon code listed down below that you can take advantage of. Christmas
is coming up, so you could treat yourself to a few new sewing supplies!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. It was so fun to actually create a design I came up
with so many years ago and now I want to go through all my old sketches and create more
of them. Over here to the side I’ll have some of my other quilt tutorials for you to watch
and enjoy and if you haven’t already make sure to subscribe by clicking my picture right
down there. Until next time, Happy Sewing!