Monday, January 16, 2023

TQC Journal | issue 75

Favorite Fibers Pre-Sales are here!
What better way to chase away those winter blues than with a 
stack of beautiful new fabric. I have three new patterns, kits 
 and all your favorite sizes of bundles ready for you to order.
Find all the Favorite Fiber details and place your pre-order here

I have always been fascinated by this quilt from the early 1900's.
The maker and region are unknow, but I imagine she had lots of scraps
 and set out to make something interesting. I am not sure how she figured out
how to make the simple nine patch whirl, but isn't it amazing. I am going
to attempt to recreate this quilt and thought you might like to follow along. 

Disclaimer - follow or stitch along either one is great. I am 
just not 100% sure this will work. I am following the image with
blocks and spacing bars so I am keeping my fingers crossed 

I am hand piecing this project to slow the process down and allow
for a more intentional sewing experience. You could also use
English Paper Piecing if that is your thing. I am using a cut 1-1/2" 
square for a finished 1" square. Machine piecing would work as well
but keep in mind that you will need to be joining things together
a little wonkily so you should not stitch in the seam allowance. 

Step One - Center
Layout 1-1/2" squares and 1 -1/2" x 3-1/2" bars as pictured. Stitch units.
You will need about 1/2 yard of fabric for your bars, I am using Natural Linen.

Stitch the units together to make center block measuring
7-1/2" x 7 1/2" square, including seam allowances.  

I will add a new diagram to each post for you to print,
to make stitching along a little easier. Right click on the 
image, click Save image as, name it, Whirl - Step One,
add it to a file or print it out. Simple!

I will be posting a Whirl update in the third
Monday's issue of the TQC Journal.
I have discovered a typo in the Woven | Opposite Options pattern.
 If you purchased a printed copy of this pattern please take the time
 to visit my correction page and make the red highlighted corrections
 to your pattern. You can find the correction page here. 

If you purchased a kit from me I will need to send you additional
fabric. Unfortunately I already archived (shredded) my 2022 orders.
If you purchased a Woven | Opposite Option kit please email me
right away so I can get the extra fabric to you. 
Send email to temeculaquiltco@gmail.com


  1. Loving the Whirl pattern! Question..when you hand piece, what type of stitch do YOU use? Thanks in advance!

    1. I use a little running stitch. I am definitely making this up as I go.

    2. Loving it so far...you got this!

  2. Fons and Porter did a graphic for that quilt many many years ago. I will email it to you.

  3. What is the name of the quilt at the top of this post???

    1. Crossroads. It is one of my newest designs using my current collection Favorite Fibers.