Monday, March 20, 2023

TQC Journal | issue 79

I can't believe it has been two years since my Delightful Dozen
Collection was released. I hope you got some. Unfortunately I do
 not have any of these fabric left in inventory, but really any little
light prints will work. Make some fabric eggs for your Easter table
 or this cute Egg Basket quilt using the free pattern below. Enjoy!

I have a little secret. I am terrible at taking my time and working
on a project over a long period. I got pretty busy stitching away
and used a combination on hand piecing and machine stitching
to complete this next section. You will need for sections like
the one pictured above. 

Make each sections color placement different and pay attention
to where they will join up to the corners of the center section.
You will have partial nine patches at the ends of a few rows. 
Here is what your quilt will look like once you add all four
of your sections to the center. The good news is I think this
Whirl thing is going to work! Can you see it starting to spin? 

Here is the first diagram with one section added. 
Right click on the image, click Save image as, 
name it, Whirl - Step Three A. Add to file or print. 

Here is the diagram with all four sections added. 
Repeat the instructions above to add to your file or print.
You will notice a row of squares around 
the edge that are not filled in. I am making my
Whirl for a specific spot in my home. It needs to measure
about 45" to 47". This layout has my project finishing
at 47" and once quilted I think it will be perfect at about 45"
If you would like a different size you can continue the
pattern out as far as you would like. 


  1. Can't wait to work on this again! I'm not sure how you came up with the layout, but this looks fantastic!

  2. Got a little ahead of the rest, huh? Haha! I'm usually bringing up the rear! Doesn't matter ... 1st or last. It's all part of the group. Love the Egg Basket pattern. I downloaded it earlier. I really should make it!

  3. Are these 31/2 in nine patches or bigger?

    1. They are 3" finished, 3-1/2" including seam allowances.