frugal quilting banner


Home         Gallery        Blocks (1) (2) *   


#1 Blocks are beginning blocks 

 #2 Blocks are a little more challenging



The Walking Pinwheel Quilting Block


picture of the walking pinwheel quilt block


This Pinwheel Block looks like it is out for a stroll.  The Pinwheel quilt block has a lot of movement, but this one looks a bit like walking legs with big shoes.


the grids of the walking pinwheel quilt blockThis block is a 4-patch, further divided into 16 grids.  This block is not hard to make.  There are squaresHalf Square Triangles,  and flying geese units in this block.  All of these building blocks are featured on the beginning instructional pages.


The center is a simple Pinwheel Block.  If you make this block using Simple Measurements, and plan each grid to finish at 2 inches, the center pinwheel in this block will measure 4 1/2 inches raw.  However- do not make this pinwheel block, or it will be hard to attach the other units.


The Flying Geese unit takes up 2 grids.  So it will measure 4 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches. 


The Half Square Triangles take up one grid, so they will measure  2 1/2 inches raw.


The 4 squares in the block each take up one grid, so they will be cut 2 1/2 inches raw.


Piece this block in 4 quadrants.  Sew each flying geese unit to the combined square and half square triangle that it adjoins.  Then sew the 4 quadrants together.


Be careful with your pressing.  There are a lot of seams that come together in the middle of a pinwheel.  Review the basic pinwheel instructional page.


This is a fun block.  It is often used in quilts for children.



Resources for Frugal Living


Like Frugal Living?  Visit these Sites...


free clipart eagle

Frugal Squirrel

 mini preppers fireplace

Churn Dash Quilt Block

4-Patch Quilting Block


Be warm, be safe;  save time and money. 



Quilt Sizes

tape measurer

Miniature <36"



  any size



Baby 36x36 up to 52x52
Lap 52-68 x 52-78


Twin 64-72 x 86-96
Full 70-88 x 88-100
Queen 88-99 x 94-108
King 94-108 x 94-108


The Quilt Gallery

(1) (2)

blue star for quilt Gallery

Beautiful and Creative quilts made with the frugal blocks featured on this site. 


Scrappy Quilting


diamond in a square quilt block


Make beautiful quilts without wasting fabric. More "Eye Candy" for quilters with lots of inspiration for your next project.


Home   Frugal Quilting.com     Privacy Statement