Great Sewing Room Cleanup Giveaway #4: Vintage Pinwheel Quilt Blocks » New Quilters

Great Sewing Room Cleanup Giveaway #4: Vintage Pinwheel Quilt Blocks

Update: This giveaway is now closed. The winner of the vintage pinwheel blocks is Portia Weed. Thanks to everyone who entered.  We’ll be posting more giveaways soon.

It’s time for the fourth giveaway in The Great Sewing Room Cleanup: a set of forty-four 10-1/2″ vintage Pinwheel blocks, plus a section of quilt top with 12 more blocks — 56 blocks in all. Will you be the lucky winner?

To enter your name in the giveaway, just scroll down to the bottom of the post and leave a comment. The winner will be randomly chosen on Tuesday, August 8, from all the entries we receive. Good luck!

Here’s a sampling of blocks from the giveaway:

The Story Behind the Blocks

I bought these blocks years ago as a completed quilt top. I thought the quilt was too busy with all the pinwheels right next to each other, and planned to remake them into a new quilt with white blocks alternating with the pinwheels, something like this:

I used my seam ripper to pull apart most of the blocks, but other projects moved to the front of the list and this one never got done. My procrastination could be your gain, though. Most of the work of preparing the blocks has already been done. Only the last set of 12 need to be separated (and a few seams resewn where I mistakenly ripped seams I shouldn’t have.)

Get Out Your Seam Ripper

These blocks are definitely vintage. A few of them have stains and little holes and frayed edges. You will need your seam ripper and a little ingenuity to square them up and finish them. But there’s such history in the fabrics, the sewing, and even the flaws, that they will make a unique and irreplaceable quilt.

Good luck in the giveaway. If you don’t win this time, we’ll be giving away more blocks and other quilting goodies in the coming weeks.

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  • Shirley Davis says:

    I watched my grandmother Quilt as I was growing up. The last few years I have got interested in quilting. Websites like this one have been very helpful to me. Thanks for the chance to win some quilt squares.

  • Dc taylor says:

    Love the fabric& I’m ready for a new project

  • Polly Garvey says:

    I love vintage, and would love to work on these blocks. Thanks for the opportunity to enter to win them.

  • Kathy Vandergriff says:

    I would love love to win these blocks. I love the challenge of getting others work then doing something new. I rip out a lot also.

  • Sue says:

    I would definitely Love to win these! This design reminds me of the Spinning Wheels Toy I used to have as a child! ❤️

  • Jacquie says:

    These are beautiful, they will make someone a very unique quilt!

  • Sheila says:

    I would love to win these beautiful blocks !

  • MaryAnne Marshall says:

    I would really love to win those Blocks , I think I could make a beautiful quilt with them. I am between projects right now and I certainly would have time to get my seam ripper out and get to work.
    Thanks for picking me !

  • Nicole Sender says:

    I would love to put my seam ripper to good use and work on these blocks!

  • Barbara woods says:

    Great giveaway

  • Craig Carson says:

    a few years ago i built my mom a sewing room. Now she is teaching me to quilt I have 5 quilts done and working on more this would be a fun project for me …..

  • Peggy Marlowe says:

    I got a love for quilting when I was a young girl,my mother would take me to a neighboring house where the women would meet and work on quilts. My mother loved quilting so I wasn’t surprised when I acquired a love for quilting after I married and had children. I love the pinwheel pattern,but,I have never made a pinwheel quilt yet although I would love to make one. Your quilt is so very beautiful . This pattern would look good in my log house

  • I would love to win something! That would just make my day!!

  • Jude says:

    After teaching myself to quilt, I have become a master seam ripper outer. Would love this opportunity. Thanks for sharing

  • Elaine says:

    When I cleaned out my mother’s house, before I was a quilter, I gave away a garbage bag full of my grandmother’s quilt blocks. I didn’t know what to do with them. Ever since I learned to quilt three years ago, I have berated myself and felt such loss over that decision.

  • Sue Sitterson says:

    would love to win thank you for the chance

  • Rachael Fullen says:

    My Mom taught me to sew, I taught myself to quilt! Thanks for the chance to WIN!

  • Reba Cash says:

    I would love this, I am a new quilter and just looking a videos and plan to start my first quilt next week.

  • Myrtle Green says:

    I want to win, please.

  • Holly says:

    Would love to work on those! Pinwheels are my favorite✂️

  • Tammy Scott says:

    These blocks appear to maybe have been made from feed sacks. I have been on the search for this type of project for years. What a blessing if I win! Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Carolyn Barrera says:

    Just finished my first quilt and would love to win these squares to begin my next one.

  • Kathy Vandergriff says:

    I would love to win these squares. This would be another challenge for me. I am working to finish a crazy quilt that I found at an estate sale.

  • Betsy Neal says:

    I have been working on my grandmas old quilt blocks this summer. I have learned a lot about her techniques and her design style. I think she would have been a great sewing buddy. I am excited about your giveaway.

  • Debbie White says:

    As a new quilter I’ve become quite handy with a seam ripper! Would love to be challenged with this project!

  • Lois Atkinson says:

    It would be nice surprise to win these blocks on my birthday which is in August and I a not “a spring chicken”
    Thanks in advance. Lois

  • I don’t mind seam ripping if it means the block is going to come out perfect. Nothing worse than seeing your own mistake staring back at you! So yes, I will do that with your giveaway. Thanks for doing that for us

  • Dianna Sides says:

    Love to win. Need a change of pace.

  • Jim says:

    New, new nrw to wuilting and am loving everyone and everything quilting related# to win your blocks would be so incredible# I can see just what to do with them. vintage look is my go to block, so, send em my way! Thank you!

  • Lynne Hanson says:

    I would love to be the winner of these set aside but not forgotten wayward blocks!

  • Jenny says:

    I’m a beginner quilter. I’m doing O.K. with the piecing the top together, but need more practice with the sandwich and the actual quilting. This would give me more practice without the piecing. I would bring this quilt to our cabin rustic cabin.

  • Sherree says:

    I love using pinwheels in baby quilts. Would love to win and put this one together.

  • Brenda Davis says:

    I would love to win the vintage quilt squares and my seam ripper is ready and waiting for it. I believe it would be a great addition to my collection. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  • Rosemary Palmer says:

    Love all the helpful tutorial posts.

  • Beverly James says:

    My quilting club just finished hand quilting vintage quilt for church bazaar. Love them.

  • Joyce Korn says:

    I love them, would love to win.

  • Theresa says:

    Wow! I love playing with vintage blocks and creating something beautiful!

  • CLAUDENE CARSON says:

    I just love the blocks Always willing to take on a new challenge. My son who is now 55 has decided to learn to quilt. He comes to my house every Tuesday night and I have been teaching him what Little I know. Love to get to spend the time with him each week.

  • Jeanne Brown says:

    Great blocks would love to win . Thanks for the give away.

  • Rhonda SIMPSON says:

    I’ve haven worked with pinwheels yet, that’s been one of the projects on my list!! I would love to win these beautiful vintage blocks!! Thank you

  • Judy says:

    I love stars and have wanted to do pinwheels. Reminds me of childhood when we were happy to just sit and blow the toy and watch it spinning. I would love to win this and give it a good home.

  • Marie says:

    I would love to win this. Never made a block using 10″ squares. Would be a challenge for me.

  • BethFlora says:

    Would love to win a giveaway. Love making quilts and giving them away.

  • Pamela L Blackman says:

    Teaching two granddaughters to sew! 9 year old won a blue ribbon at county fair for baby quilt as you go! She would love to win this for her next project!

  • Lanetta says:

    Love the look of vintage blocks.

  • THERESA GEE says:

    I would be honored to win the blocks and make a quilt out of them.

  • Geraldine Dugan says:

    I would love to win! Haven’t made my first quilt yet but anxious to start!

  • Krustic Holtan says:

    I would love to win these!

  • Debra Dennis says:

    Pinwheels are my favorite & vintage ones are icing on the cake! I would make lap quilts for my granddaughters. Thank you.

  • Alma says:

    Would love to win these vintage pinwheel blocks. The quilt would look great in my vintage home!!!

  • Linda says:

    I would love to win these to make my first quilt ever. they are gorgeous

  • Susan Smith says:

    I’m so excited to be in this contest how fun to make a quilt with these pinwheel blocks!

  • Ms Sam Nicholson says:

    Oh pick me!! I love working with vintage blocks found here and there!! So much fun!!!

  • Judy Gross says:

    Looking to make scrappy quilt

  • Sandy Shubert says:

    Very pretty, would love to make a quilt with them.

  • Cindy Garlotte says:

    I would love to win this Gorgeous Give-Away, I would make a Quilt in Honor of my Late Aunt and Late Grand Mother, and my Mother who is 87 yrs., old and is still alive, she still tells me stories of how she would help my Aunt, her sister, and my Grand Mother hand quilt when she was little, and the story is awesome!!!!!!! Thank-You, Cindy Garlotte

  • Susan says:

    My seam ripper (Jack) is ready and waiting!

  • sas_brewster says:

    I’d love to have a quilt like this!

  • Marty White says:

    I’m new to quilting.

  • Lisa Maas says:

    These remind me of my grandma, she passed away when I was 10, and I only have one of her quilts but she’s the reason I taught myself to see and quilt in my twenties.

  • Debra Parmeter says:

    I love the pinwheels! I just started quilting and I love seeing everyone’s creativity.

  • Alison Nevin says:

    Love the blocks, pick me!

  • Collette Crumlick says:

    pinwheels always make me happy!!

  • Barb says:

    I would love to make this beautiful quilt

  • Betty Snoddy says:

    I would love ❤️ to show this to a Girl Scout troop. I would be thrilled to be a winner!!!

  • Bobi Jablinskey says:

    I would love to have these blocks to add to a quilt I’m planning for a granddaughter who loves anything vintage!
    PICK ME PICK ME!!

  • Bobi Jablinskey says:

    Love to have the quilt blocks! I would like to use them in a quilt I’m planning for my granddaughter who loves anything vintage!
    PICK ME PICK ME!

  • Nancy Nusser says:

    I would love to have these blocks and finish into a quilt.

  • Debbie says:

    Love the pinwheel blocks. They would make a beautigul quilt for my sister who is facing a long road with cancer.

  • Carol Badurek says:

    Love this site…so many great ideas.

  • Mary Ann says:

    I’m a fairly new quilter. If would be awesome to win the fabric. Thanks!!

  • Pam Dixon says:

    I would love to win the pin wheel blocks! Thanks for the chance

  • Kris Hook says:

    Love to win pinwheels. Working hard at learning new techniques, just a beginner. Thank you

  • Cindy M says:

    Wow! Could use these for my charity projects! Great Giveaway!!

  • Mary says:

    I am getting ready to make a quilt for one of my granddaughters who is going off to college. Would love the “Starter”.

  • Mary garrelts says:

    Great site learning a lot

  • Patricia Schlyer says:

    I am so into pinwheels right now. My last two quilts are variations on pinwheels so this would be awesome to add to my collection!

  • Shelly Pulliam says:

    I’d like to quilt this.

  • Beth Melton says:

    These would be perfect for me as a beginning quilter!!

  • Leslie S. says:

    Quilting… a past passion of mine set aside due to work stress and family losses. With retirement at the end of December I look forward to diving right back in. My husband gifted me with a new sewing machine so I’m ready to go… creating quilts in memory of my recently deceased Dad and gifting one to my Mom (a recent stroke victim), and to my children and grandchildren! Would love this amazing gift!!! Thank you for the chance!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Brenda Kring says:

    This would be my very first quilt. I am almost 70 yrs old and decided I want to start quilting. This would be a wonderful start. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Brenda Walls says:

    Pick me!❤️ Thus wouldn’t be my first seam ripping rodeo!

  • Phyllis says:

    I would love to win these! I think they are very pretty and my granddaughter would love it!

  • Karen Koschke says:

    I love making pinwheels.

  • Donna Waterstraat says:

    Would love to win. Love this pattern.

  • Would love to win these, since for the life of me I can not make a decent pinwheel. Maybe then when ripping apart I could learn a trick or two.

  • These would make a great Christmas present for someone. I am just learning how to make pinwheels.

  • Margaret says:

    would love these blocks. would go real well with the others I have that were my Grandmother’s

  • Betty says:

    I’m praying I win these blocks as I don’t have money to buy, I’m on disability so plz I’m praying to win this

  • Anne Chowske says:

    I LOVE the pinwheels! Would love to make a quilt with them 🙂

  • Very happy,thanks.
    I love new quilters.

  • Margaret Handlin says:

    Love the pinwheel quilt blocks. I really hope I win… 🙂

  • Angie says:

    Pinwheels are my favorite block of all time. They make up awesome quilts

  • Portia Weed says:

    I would love to win the 56 pinwheel blocks. I’m a 7 month old quilter. I always want to make pinwheel quilt.

  • Mary Ann says:

    Hoping to win the pinwheel blocks 🙂

  • Mary Ann says:

    Hoping to win the pinwheel blocks 🙂

  • Kathy Mize says:

    I really love pinwheels i almost finished one an then i lost everything due to house fire.
    But, I’M not going to let me down. God is in control.but love the pinwheels an the colors. THANK YOU for a chance to Win.

  • Jane says:

    Would this be a good beginners quilt?

    • I’d say working with these blocks would be an advanced beginner project, because of the extra squaring up and flattening required to work with old fabrics. But since the blocks are already made, it’s much easier than many patterns you might be tempted by.

  • Betsy Albertson says:

    These will make an awesome quilt, I like your idea of alternating them with a white block!

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