Windmill Baby Quilt for Zachary

I made this little crib quilt for my first ever great-nephew, baby Zachary.

015My brother is a grandfather!

017I’m a little jealous.

018I followed the Pinwheel Baby Quilt pattern from the Moda Bakeshop site.

009I’ve never made prairie points before. I think they add a really sweet touch to the quilt, and they were really easy to make. I’ll do them again. I think the baby might like to play with them they way babies do with tags.

011I used my brand new sewing machine to do straight line quilting around the pinwheels, and wavy lines around the border in yellow. Very simple, nothing fancy.

019The fabric is a 4″ charm pack of 1930s reproduction prints. They were a gift from Dar at Dar’s Patchwork Garden. I’ve been saving them for something special. I think the 1930s prints are perfect for a baby quilt.

020The backing is a from my scrap stash. I think it is a Japanese print, but I’m not sure.

012At 31.5 x 38 inches big, it’s the perfect size for Samson.

013Infused with puppy love and great-auntie love.


  1. Wow, what a wonderful, loving gift to both make and give! Are ‘prarie points’ those little flag things lining the perimeter of the quilt? Love them if so!

  2. Ooh, I love this quilt, Nita. I took lessons at the local shop two years ago and finished my first quilt last fall. However, I haven’t touched my other started projects yet what with our move to a new home and going back to work after maternity leave. You are giving me the itch, what with that beautiful border of “prairie points”. What a fantastic idea for my new baby coming this spring! Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a great little quilt! The fabrics go perfectly with the design. But it looks like you might have to make another one for Samson!

  4. Wow our brother is a grandpa! I guess it sunk in seeing it in print……quilt is very cute, as always you did a great job.

  5. I have this pattern..and forgot about it until I saw your post! I just adore your use of the 30’s…I have a whole tote of those…thanks for the inspiration to perhaps dig some of these out! This quilt is sure to be worn out by lots and lots of love!!!

  6. So sweet! I love the colours! And even before you mentioned it, I was thinking those little triangular flaps will be so fun for a baby to play with. Awwwww!

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