Combine two popular traditional quilting techniques with this pattern, prairie points with a basic four patch quilt block, to create a prairie point pinwheel quilt pattern. The prairie points add texture and visual interest to a basic four patch block creating a pinwheel. Folded triangles come to life as the pinwheels in this quilt pattern. This is a perfect pattern for both seasoned quilters and curious beginners.
Tips for making a prairie point pinwheel quilt pattern
When selecting your fabrics, make sure that the fabric for the prairie points will stand out on the background fabric.
You can make this block any size you’d like! I used 3-1/2 inch squares which makes 6-inch finished quilt block size. This would be perfect to use one of the charm packs you just had-to-have. The 5-1/2 inch squares would make 10-inch finished blocks.
The prairie point quilt pattern would be perfect for a baby quilt! The 3D prairie points add texture that would be great for babies to use for tactile play.
These quilt blocks would also be great home dec projects. You could make several for a pillow cover.
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This quilt block is included in our article with popular quilt patterns.