Red, White and Blue Quilts

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Mini Wall Hangings in red white and blue

I love these folded windmills and did them a long time ago on a baby quilt. Making them this small meant a lot of bulk and my binding seam must have been a little big as it cut off the tips a little. If you would like to see a quilt tutorial on making the folded windmills – Click here where Sara at Let’s Patch it up has great directions.

Red, White and Blue Quilts

Here is what my block looked like originally, I just sewed some 1 1/4 inch strips of red and white to it, then I decided to try a different design and use both folded windmill blocks.

I’m practicing on paper piecing…..starting with big blocks then I’ll work my way down. These were 6 inch blocks I drafted in Electric Quilt 7. I did some free motion stars on the red but they don’t show up.

I always enjoy the videos and patterns at Cozy Quilt Designs and this block is called Early Light. I added a little gold fabric and made a center piece which is 21 inches.

When I trimmed off the corners I sewed another 1/4 inch seam and ended up with a little pile of tiny HST’s……………..can’t waste them so…..

I made this little mug rug! Everything was made using fabrics from my old, old stash… new fabrics were cut up…………they are still safe for another day!

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  1. Sandra J. Strickler says:

    These are gorgeous! You have TRULY inspired me to clean my kitchen so I can go quilt!

  2. Marla Nelson says:

    Haven't tried charm packs yet. Would love a chance to win.

  3. Amys Crafty Shenanigans says:

    Hope I'm not too late!! Love charm packs – they are very versatile!! I am a follower 🙂

  4. Love your blocks – bright and beautiful.

  5. Wow, you really do make some of the most beautiful stuff! I am a follower and love charm packs!

  6. The folded pinwheels are great for a baby quilt.

  7. I really like the look of your folded pinwheels. Very cute. Can't wait for the Christmas bloghop. I am a follower of your blog by email.

  8. mtnquiltr says:

    Your projects always inspire me, this may be my next ! I'm a follower.

  9. Marla Nelson says:

    The colours in the red, blue and white just pop. They are beautiful.

  10. I'm a new follower. I love your projects! Perfect for July 4th!

  11. Absolutely Beautiful! The patterns with your fabric choices and quality of work make it all stunning. I am happy to join your blog.

  12. sarapatch says:

    Hi Sara

  13. Connie, beautiful work! Love the flag!

  14. Love the blocks! I am a follower!

  15. They all look fabulous but the pinwheel steals the show!

  16. Whats not to love about red white and blue. I am going to have give those 3D pinwheels a try. Jovial is a favorite! Thanks for a chance and yes, I am a follower.

  17. Lovely quilt blocks, they look so smart in their red, white and blue. The flag with the folded windmill is really clever!

  18. nlcalendar says:

    I follow your blog and love your commentary and project ideas. tks M

  19. I just became a follower of your blog. This is my first visit and I love all the projects you make.

  20. I love all your blocks, and especially the little mug rug. I am a follower. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the giveaway.

  21. Crickets Corner says:

    Love all the blocks. I have seen the folded windmill before but never knew how to make it, thanks for the link. See you at the grand opening.

  22. Thank you for the chance to win,Hope I do and if not goodluck to everyone else

  23. pinsandneedles says:

    Your folded pinwheel block is very cute! I also love the secondary pattern that emerged on your table topper quilt! Thanks for participating!

  24. rockgranny says:

    I am a follower and would love a chance at the giveaway!

  25. These are great blocks, thanks for sharing. I am a follower of your blog.

  26. Denise Russell says:

    OK, woman, here's the deal: you give me the charm pack and nobody gets hurt! 🙂 Sorry, I've packed dishes and books for 8 hours straight today, and the brain is just about fried! From your beloved follower!!!

  27. Jodi - usairdoll says:

    WoW! Love your blocks and center piece. They are blocks I would love to try. How great that you were able to use your stash as well.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win a beautiful charm pack. I'm also a follower.


  28. Love your rwb blocks, the gold really kicks it up a notch. Thanks for the chance to win the charm pack. I can't wait to get started on my Christmas projects. I am a follower. Blessed be, hugs!!!

  29. CeLynn Peeler says:

    Both of your red,white & blue mini's are cute! However I really Love the table topper you made last year with the snow flakes on it!

    Thank you for a chance to win such lovely charms 🙂

  30. Isn't it great when you can use stash and get such wonderful results? I love you mug rug and little table topper.

  31. Love your blocks! I will try the folded pinwheel, so cute. I am a follower.

  32. I love the little pinwheel mug rug! So cute! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sew Incredibly Crazy

  33. Ullhärvan says:

    Beautiful quilt blocks!

  34. Great projects, thanks for the giveaway.

  35. Ooh, I love all the projects. My favorite is your tablerunner but they are all wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Great projects! Thanks for the link to the folded windmills. I've never seen them before. And thanks for the chance to win some Jovial.

  37. tubilinha tiacarminha says:

    Gostei de todos e vou lá ver o tutorial,tenho umas almofada para fazer,quem sabe eu não comece hoje…Obrigada.
    Sou seguidora.

  38. It would be fun to replicate that darling quilt you made. I am a follower!

  39. Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] says:

    I just love your quilt designs! I have some red/white/blue fabric pulled for a flag project, but who knows when that will get done!

  40. Love your patriotic blocks. I'm getting so many ideas from this hop!

  41. I follow your wonderful blog

  42. Well lucky me I just dropped in from WIP Wednesday to see your adorable pinwheel quilt and I get a chance to win some beautiful fabric :0).
    Thanks so much for the chance:0)

    Happy sewing

  43. I love that folded pinwheel! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  44. Your blocks are gorgeous!! i just love how you quilted all your projects too!! Don't you love to shop your stash!!

  45. Quiltsmiles says:

    You amaze me wiht how much you get done. Love your flagged pinwheels. Too cute! Jane

  46. ╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ says:

    As usual, you've done a fantastic job on your Red, White & Blue projects. I love the gold that you added – it makes it look very majestic! And that you didn't waste your HSTs.

  47. Scrapbook-ChickADoodle says:

    Your folded pinwheels are darling. The make an awesome Table topper.
    I love the way you added gold to the R,W,B! Very nice.
    Congrats on being one of the chosen!

    I am a follower.

  48. Love the folded pinwheels in the flag! Thanks for sharing!

  49. Connie, I love the color combo!I think you have inspired me to try making a mug rug. I'm a loyal follower.

  50. Quilting Babcia says:

    Love the prints you chose for your blocks – isn't it great when we can complete a project with no new purchased fabrics! I'm an email follower. Thanks for the giveaway – love Christmasy fabrics.

  51. Jamie Lee says:

    Wow, you made a lot of great things, and I love how you kept going with the scraps:) Your batik tablerunner is so pretty! I love the beautiful blue shade of the flower.

  52. You really were busy with the red, white and blue. I particularly liked the flag with the 3D pinwheel. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway and yes, I am a follower.

  53. Connie–These are great..I love the pinwheels on the first block..I will admit my fabric is Early Light..Thank you for the chance at the charm pack!

  54. Love the Red, White and Blue quilts. How's the heat there – hot here in northern Iowa. Robert.

  55. hennies.pennies says:

    I especially love your little table set! Adorable!! Thanks for an opportunity to win. Be especially blessed, Kathy

  56. Wow….a lot of comments…..I am a follower and I love the red white and blue quilts….very very cute…

  57. Love the folded windmill blocks. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm a follower.

  58. Your pinwheel stars are adorable. I am already a follower.

  59. I love the various ways that you have used the pinwheel block in your projects. Very pretty…
    Thanks for participating in the hop- it has been great fun to meet some new to me blogs.
    Regards from Western Canada,

  60. Nancy in IN says:

    Love the mug rug. What is the pattern? A follower I am.

  61. love your blocks – the pinwheel is darling

  62. I am a follower. Great R,W,B blocks. Loved the 3-D pinwheel but think my favorite is the 2nd table topper. Thanks for the giveaway.

  63. Love all your blocks! And the folded pinwheels are so cool! I'm a follower! Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  64. Your blocks are sew pretty. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  65. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

  66. OneOldGoat says:

    I just love the 3D pinwheel flag! Such a bright blog 🙂 Looking forward to having this as one of my morning 'reads'!

  67. I like the Early Light block!

  68. I love your folded pinwheel block. Thank you so much for the link. Isn't it amazing what you can do with the little cut off ears!

  69. I'm not a follower, but did want to comment on how much I liked all your blocks. The 3-D windmills are gorgeous.

  70. okay … folded pinwheels … WOW! super cool 🙂 I really, really admire the pebble quilting you did in the whites of your blocks … I'm super impressed with your site, haven't visited before, however, now that I have, I've become a follower and I WILL visit again… thank you!

  71. TheQuiltingLawyer says:

    I love the mug rug. You were quite productive with your scraps. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  72. Yes, I'm already a follower…and I love the little pinwheels you have in the midst of those blocks. I love all pinwheels!

  73. Great patroitic projects. Thanks so much for sharing them. Good luck on your paper piecing journey. I went from a simple block to a queen sized quilt. Burned me out of the process…for now. Appreciate the chance at your giveaway.

  74. Love the quilts. RWB is such a fab combination… the gold you popped in is really great. makes it sparkle.
    Yup, I am a follower…big time! lol

  75. Farm Quilter says:

    Love all your RWB blocks! I'm like you, can't waste those HSTs!!! Definitely a follower of your blog! Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for the chance at a giveaway!!

  76. You really blow me away almost every time I stop by. Your creations are always so amazing. I especially love the 3-d windmills. Of course I am a follower 🙂

  77. Kimberly Cassie says:

    I follow by email, by the way. Sorry I didn't note that with my comment above. I promise I'm not fishing for extra entries.

  78. Kimberly Cassie says:

    I love the folded pinwheels. They are adorable….post a tutorial for those!!!!

  79. carla ( says:

    Wow I love all of your blocks!!! I loved the folded pin wheels but then I couldn't decide because I loved them all!!!! Thanks

  80. Cherry's Prairie Primitives says:

    I have never seen a folded pinwheel on a quilt!! love it!! loved the little mug quilt to!!

  81. I'm a follower and love the folded windmills! Thanks for the giveaway!

  82. Nancy in IN says:

    I just learned about the neat pinwheel. It surely changes the block. Love your mugrugs. Thanks.

  83. wow the folded windmills look really intimidating to me. Maybe as I gain more experience that'll be something I can try, thanks so much!

  84. ritainalaska says:

    great blox! love the 3D pinwheel and your tute for it is perfect. thanx for that!

  85. Your work is beautiful as usual. I am a follower. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

  86. BizyStitches says:

    I'm a happy follower now. Cant wait to read more. Love what you made and the giveaway looks like a fun charm pack to work with. Thanks

  87. krislovesfabric says:

    I would love to try that folded pinwheel and your other blocks look great too! I am a new follower 🙂

  88. Gmama Jane says:

    Connie, can I SCREAM thru this computer so you can hear how much I LOVE LOVE your blocks??!!! WOW!! They look so good and the gold accent is genius! I HAVE to go get this pattern and try it. Oh I love gettting inspired by other quilters. You are tops in my book! I'm so glad you're one of my followers. Hope you will stop by soon!
    Gmama Jane

  89. I love your quilt blocks, especially the little folded pinwheels. I am a new follower.thanks for the giveaway.

  90. Can't pass up a chance to win fabric! Your little quilt and mug rug are so cute.

  91. I LOVE your table runner— the blue fabric is wonderful and I love the little pops of gold too!! Thank you so much for the chance to win some Jovial! 🙂

  92. Mike Pearson says:

    I'm a follower. The gold goes really nicely with the red white and blue. Thanks for sharing!

  93. Love your quilt blocks. read your blog everyday, so enjoyable. Thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower.

  94. Joyce Carter says:

    Loved all your blocks, Connie. You did an amazing job. I really loved the one you made with the "leftovers". Very inspiring. Thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower.

  95. Busy As Can Be says:

    Love Everything!!! WOW you did a great job!

  96. Hi Connie
    I love everything you do. I love the block. You really are talented.I'm so glad I follow you around:)

  97. Love the look of the pinwheels! I am a follower

  98. legato1958 says:

    Love all of your RWB projects!
    I am a new follower!
    Thanks for the giveaway chance!

    legato1958 at aol dot com

  99. Hey there Connie! Of course I'm a follower, and boy, am I glad! You always show us the most interesting blocks, patterns, and snippets of river life!

    I love, love, love those folded windmills and I'm soooo glad you've provided a link to the tutorial! I aim to head there next, for sure! I even LIKE the "snipped off" tips – I think they add character, so I'm gonna try (probably won't have to try real hard, either!) to do that on all four corners!

    I love that you used such a RED red and a deep blue, offset just right with that bright white! That contrast just makes that block POP!

    I'd love to be entered in your giveaway, but that's ok if I don't win – I feel like a winner already for having been so inspired by your quilting! 🙂

  100. The little pinwheel looks like it is about to start spinning at any minute and adds a fun element to the piece. I'm now a new follower who off to read some more of your previous postings. Thanks for the chance to win the pretty moda charm pack. I'm already trying to figure out what to do about Chritmas and I think I would use this to make a wallhanging as a gift.

  101. Sowing Stitches says:

    The red white and blue blog hop has been great! I am collecting Christmas fabrics now to be ready for the christmas blog hop…Hoping that it brings some cooler temps… 🙂

    sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

  102. Love your blocks for the RWB hop (and everyother block you make) thank you for sharing.

    Robin in Washington State

  103. I'm definitely a follower of your blog. I love not only these blocks today, but all your work. You are an inspiration.

  104. I love your folded pinwheel block!

  105. Sharon Dawn says:

    I have never seen a folded-pinwheel and I love it! Your work is very nice! I will have to add your block to my list to try! Thanks for sharing!

  106. Jane's Fabrics and Quilts says:

    Happy Hop Day, Where to start, I can't I love them all. The touches of gold to the fun folded pinwheel, I so want to try that! Thank you so much for all the inspiration! I am working on learning EQ but for me it is a slow process!

  107. I like the effect of the folded windmills.

  108. Karen ~ Briarside Lane says:

    Oh, I couldn't pick a fave from your blocks… love them all! OK.. Early Light! But I love the folded pinwheel, too! Aren't these little table top stands great?

    I'm a happy follower! Thanks for a chance at the give-away.

  109. You did such a nice job with each of your blocks. Love the folded windmills.

  110. Kylie Carlson says:

    Those little 3D pinwheels are so cute! Thank you for a lovely giveaway. I'm a GFC follower- Kylie C.

  111. Truffle queen says:

    Your blocks are gorgeous! Love the gold you added! I'm off to learn how to make the pinwheels! What fun are they?! I am a follower! Thanks for sharing! God Bless America!

  112. I love your flag table toppers, and your pinwheel. Thanks for sharing….Judith, Texas

  113. I am a follower. Your folded pinwheels are eye catching.

  114. That's it. I swear I gonna show up just to watch you work, LOVE these blocks. They are amazing!

  115. Great blocks, Connie. You did good!
    And to think I have been tossing those tiny triangles. Good grief.

  116. Denise :) says:

    Connie, these are marvelous!!! I'm really digging your table topper and matching mug rug — such fun! Thanks for sharing the link for the folded pinwheels, too. I adore pinwheels and know I'm going to want to give this a try!! 🙂

  117. Rhonda D. says:

    Thanks for the tutorial on the folded pinwheel. I am a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  118. Stephanie says:

    I love your little mug rug! Too cute! I am a follower.

  119. So many great projects. I really like the folded pinwheel for your block.

    Thanks, too, for the giveaway chance. I follow through my reader.

  120. I Love your Winter Snowflake Quilt! Thanks for the 3D Pinwheel Pattern! I would love a chance to Moda's Jovial Charm Pack! Thanks for the Giveaway!

  121. I just love seeing all the things you make Connie. they're always just perfect. I love those little windmills and do remember seeing those before but never how to make them so thank you for the link. Thankfully I was able to translate the page although the pictures are great too.
    And the table topper is awesome too. LOVE IT!

    I am sure this goes without saying but, yep, I'm a follower. 🙂 Thank you for the chance.

  122. I am a follower
    Your blocks are wonderful
    Thanks for sharing about the folded pinwheel block
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  123. Connie, Those are beautiful blocks. Love the mug rug and the bigger block! Thanks for sharing. I am a follower in my e-mail. Thanks again so inspiring!!!

  124. Wow, they all look great! But I especially like the folded windmill – how neat is that?! Thanks for sharing! (I'm a follower)

  125. Purl Buttons says:

    Just when I thought I knew what I wanted to work on today, your post reminded me I have paper piecing I could work on! Great ideas, pretty table topper.

  126. Love all your work 🙂 I am a follower.

  127. MooseStash Quilting says:

    Connie, I just love your 3-D flag block. I have bought the book for making 3-D blocks, but somehow it hasn't seemed to make it's way into my pile of actually doing it stuff yet. You just might be the inspiration to get that book out and change that! Thanks for the "kick in the pants" I needed.

  128. Love your projects. You are so creative. I am a follower and love to read your blog!! I am doing the bowls too. It will be fun as well. Have a great rest of the week.

  129. patchouli moon studio says:

    Wow you have been busy! So many pretty blocks and quilts.

  130. Sunshine Girl says:

    Fabulous quilts – love the little windmills. Thanks for sharing.

  131. so fabulous Connie. Thank you for the chance. you know I am a follower.

  132. I am a very faithful and loyal follower of your blog. I love all of these blocks. I might have to add this one to the list for my new red white and blue quilt. I am collecting fabrics and getting ready when all the blocks are posted to pick about 12 of them and make a quilt. Thanks for the inspiration.

  133. Great blocks Connie, I especially love the centerpiece , very pretty and nice that you even used the rest for the mug rug . Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  134. Thank you for sharing all of your lovely blocks and for passing on the link for the 3D pinwheel. I love the sprinkling of gold you put in your table topper and mug rug. They really liven up the blocks.

  135. Bud and Marsha says:

    Great choices for the red, white and blue blocks. The folded windmills are unique. I also like the last block you used for the wallhanging.

  136. Josie McRazie says:

    I LOVE the 3D pinwheels! Have I ever told you I am a NUT for pinwheels! And then you go and make them 3D! I SWOON!!! LOL PS I am a follower! LOL

  137. Teresa in Music City says:

    I'm a follower of course! :*) I love ALL your RW&B blocks! I think my favorite is your first one with the pinwheels… I've got to go get that tutorial and make one of those for myself. Just the cutest ever!!!!

  138. I love that folded windmill! I've never tried a folded block, but maybe it's time to do so. Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win.

  139. I love your folded pinwheel. Your blocks are awesome. I am a follower.

  140. Prairie ST Quilts says:

    Love the mug rug – very attractive

  141. Madame Samm says:

    I am always excited to see what you will whip up….and today is no exception…i love them was hard to choose what is my fav…they all are…

  142. piece peace says:

    The folded windmill on your flag block is such a great idea. It adds movement and dimension. I really like it!

  143. Just Carol says:

    Those little pinwheels are just too cute–I'll have to check out the link to see how you made them. Your other blocks are beautiful–thanks for sharing! Of course, I follow you and love it. :O)

  144. You did it again Connie…fantastic blocks…love, love, love your center piece and matching mug rug! Thanks, too, for the link to making those adorable windmills!

  145. Hi Connie, I love the folded pinwheels! All of your blocks are beautiful, love the mug rug too! You did a wonderful job, thank you for sharing.

    Happy quilting! (I'm also a follower)

  146. I don't know which one I like best? I am really enjoying all of the different block, it makes me want to get up and start sewing. Have a great day and thanks for sharing.

  147. The pinwheel is stunning – and all of your creations really stand out. Wonderful blocks and thank you for sharing. Judy C

  148. I love your folded windmills!
    I'm a happy follower!

  149. tink's mom says:

    Loveed all of your blocks. The idea of using your cut off corners to do the mug rug is great. I love to use left over corners myself but never that small a corner. Great job. I am a new follower, thanks for a chance at winning.

  150. Adorable quilts for the 4th! I am a follower and would love a chance at the giveaway!

  151. I'm a follower. Your blocks are all very cute. I like your progression down to using all of the scraps. Nice job!

  152. Connie I'm so jealous – you girls who are using EQ are making such wonderful blocks! I'm saving my pennies so I can buy it. 🙂 blessings, marlene

  153. Just became a follower the hangings, I am learning paper piecing too gives sharp points. The centrepiece with mug rug – the gold matches the wood. Thanks for the give-away.

  154. Love your blocks and especially your adorable table runner. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  155. I am a follower and love that folded pinwheel, going to give that a try real soon!

  156. Lisa Marie says:

    Great blocks! I especially like the piece with the Early Light block — I don't think I've seen that block before.

  157. I just Love your Blocks! The Colors of the Fabric just jump out and grab you! I am a New Follower~

    Thanks for the Tute and the Chance for the Give Away!!

    Huggs, Nancy

  158. oh Connie i so love your projects well done,you have been busy.xx

  159. Gorgeous blocks! I love that 3-D pinwheel it really adds a special touch.

    Thanks so much for sharing and for your giveaway.

  160. Love your topper and blocks,the folded pinwheel block, catch my eyes-Thanks for sharing.I`m a follower!!

  161. How does that saying go???? Waste not…want not???? You are the reason that I save all those tiny little pieces of fabrics!!!

    Your blocks are amazing. I love the pinwheels and the star with the gold in in. Just beautiful!!!

  162. I love all your little quilts! Really like the added touch of the mug rug! Hugs

  163. Hi Connie your blocks are lovely and the material is great. I too am doing this blog hop and the Think Christmas one, must get on with that! I am now a follower. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

  164. Maria Kievit says:

    Love these blocks! Especially the crispness of the blue and the red! This makes it pop. Thanks for sharing!

  165. Oh wow…oh wow…oh wow! Yep, you did it again…gorgeous innovative blocks! Love them all, and really love those folded pinwheels…so neat!

  166. Very nice and I just wanted to let you know. Since I jsut gave away some Jovial too leave me out of your giveaway and let someone else win.

  167. Cute block!
    Thanks for the chance to win. I'm a follower!

  168. Beautiful blocks, I am a follower 🙂

  169. I am a follower.
    Wow, Connie, you have made some really great mini quilts. Love those folded stars. Well done.
    thanks for a chance to win some fabric. I am doing think Christmas too.

  170. Connie; you out did yourself!! These blocks are beautiful. I can't pick a favorite…but really drawn to the one on your table. Thanks for the great giveaway also…

  171. I'm feeling really unproductive after seeing that; all I've been doing is wrestling with large piles of curtain fabric

  172. Anonymous says:


    Love all the patrotic things you have done. I am a follower, and have bugged you lots of time, asking questions. I have a piece of the Jovial fabric and it is beautiful. Would love to win!!


  173. I really like the folded pinwheel very lovely…..I am a follower and would consider myself a very lucky winner…..take care

  174. I love your quilt blocks! You did a great job. I am a follower

  175. The windmill block is so cute. I have to try it some day. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow you, for sure.

  176. I love the look of the folded pin-wheel too and they do have bulky seams, but love it in your flag block. Another fun spinner and the table topper is delightful. Yeah – use those tiny lovlies – how cute! Thank you for sharing with us today.