You may get dizzy trying to take in the beauty of the Virginia Reel quilt block. Just one of the many stunning designs on the Hearts, Bars & Shooting Stars quilt design, the block is sure to make a great addition to your latest quilting project. Download the Virginia Reel quilt block as a PDF to print out the pattern. You'll need to enlarge the quilt block to 125%.
To make the Virginia Reel quilt block:
A: Cut 8, and cut 4 from contrasting fabric. B: Cut 4. C: Cut 4. D: Cut 16. E: Cut 16.
(Note: Mark outside edge of template B, C, D, E; place this edge on straight of grain when cutting.)
Stitch A to contrast A, then sew on another A (sidebar); make 4. Stitch D to E; make 16. Stitch 4 DE's together to make a square (small pinwheel); make 4. Stitch B to C; make 4. Stitch BC's together to make a square (large pinwheel). Stitch a small pinwheel to each end of a sidebar; make 2. Stitch sidebar to each side of large pinwheel. Sew rows together to complete square.
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ABOUT THE QUILT DESIGNER:
Mimi Shimp offers quilting classes both nationally and in Las Vegas, where she owns her own quilting business, Quiltime. She is the author of Twelve Days of Christmas, Stolen Moments, The Garden Club, Hearthside Hangings, More Hearthside Hangings, and numerous patterns. Her quilts have been featured in Quilting Today and The Quilter magazines. Shimp also designs and makes quilt samples for quilting fabric manufacturers.