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Truffle Pinwheel Quilt

By: Rose Smith from Ludlow Quilt and Sew

Easy patchwork and fun designs combine to make this Truffle Pinwheel Quilt a quick, attractive quilt pattern. Use it as a lap quilt, make it in pastel colors as a baby quilt, or hang it on the wall to give your home a cozy, country feel! In this video tutorial, Rose Smith will demonstrate how to assemble the pieces of the quilt top.

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size36 inches wide x 36 inches long

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniquePieced



  • 3/4 yd. Green fabric:  five 2.1/2" strips, two 6.7/8" squares, four 6.1/2" squares, eight 3.7/8" squares.
  • 3/4 yd. Lilac fabric:  four 2.1/2" strips, two 6.7/8" squares, eight 3.7/8" squares, eight 6.1/2" squares.
  • Fabric for binding and backing
  • Batting


  1. Sew together three 2-1/2" strips of fabric in the order green, lilac, green. Make two of these panels. Sew together the remaining three strips in the order lilac, green, lilac.

    Truffle Pinwheel Quilt

  2. From the green, lilac, green panels cut four 12-1/2" strips and twelve 2-1/2" strips. From the lilac, green, lilac panel cut twelve 2-1/2" strips. Sew together three each of these strips to make a checkerboard of six strips as shown. You will need four of these.  Put the 12-1/2" strips to one side to be used later.

    Truffle Pinwheel Quilt

    Truffle Pinwheel Quilt

  3. The 6-7/8" and 3-7/8" squares are all used to make pinwheels. Lay a green and a lilac square with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal. Sew a 1/4" seam either side of the line and cut along the line. This will give you two half square triangles which can be sewn together in pairs and then fours to make pinwheels. The large one is for the center of the lap quilt and the small ones are for the cornerstones.

    Truffle Pinwheel Quilt

    Truffle Pinwheel Quilt

  4. That is all the constituent parts of the truffle lap quilt complete, so now you can lay the blocks out ready to sew together. The first and fifth rows consist of a small pinwheel at each end, then a lilac 6-1/2" square, and a checkerboard panel in the middle. The second and fourth rows consist of a lilac square at each end, then a green 6-1/2" square with a three-strip 12-1/2" panel in the middle. The middle row is made using a checkerboard panel at each end, then a three-stripe panel with the large pinwheel in the middle.

    Truffle Pinwheel Quilt
  5. Sew the blocks together across each row, and then sew the rows together. That's the truffle lap quilt top complete, ready for layering, quilting and binding.


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