Windmills and Pinwheels Quilt Block Challenge: Week 8

It is the last of the National Quilters Circle Quilt Block Challenge: Windmills and Pinwheels! Can you believe it! It’s time to make block 7 and get the finishing instructions below! Over the course of eight weeks we will be making the Windmills and Pinwheels pattern designed by Toby Lischko of Gateway Quilts and Stuff.

The Windmills and Pinwheels quilt is a fun blend of pieced points and curved applique. Made in a medallion style, you can either piece or applique a large center block and then build upon the center as you work your way through this eight- week challenge. For several of the blocks you will be given the choice of patterns- one a pieced block designed by Toby and one a slightly different pieced version designed by Ashley that incorporates applique. The applique design inspiration came from one of the main print fabrics, which features flowers. While we have provided applique templates for you to create the same designs, feel free to play around and create your own- we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Looking for the fabric requirements? Find them here!

The finished quilt size for the large option is 86” x 86” and the small option is 58” x 58” Click the button below to download a PDF with instructions for your first block, or the center applique pattern to build around. And make sure to share your progress in the Quilt Block Challenge Facebook Group – we can’t wait to see everyone’s work!


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If you haven’t signed up for the Quilt Block Challenge, there’s still time! You can sign up here to make sure you get the block assignments delivered to your inbox each week.

Find the other challenge materials here:
Fabric Requirements
Windmills and Pinwheels Week 1
Windmills and Pinwheels Week 2
Windmills and Pinwheels Week 3
Windmills and Pinwheels Week 4
Windmills and Pinwheels Week 5-6
Windmills and Pinwheels Week 7
Windmills and Pinwheels Week 8

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22 Responses to “Windmills and Pinwheels Quilt Block Challenge: Week 8”
  1. Patsy

    Can you provide the applique pieces as a SVG file for cutters? It would be nice if you could do that.
    Thanks

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      Dear Patsy,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      I’m sorry, all of our files are in PDF form we appreciate your feedback and will forward your suggestion to the correct department. . Your comments are important to us and help with the development of our online video streaming community. We will continue to listen and work hard for your complete satisfaction.

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      Joan
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      • Customer Service

        Dear Sandra,

        Thank you for contacting us.

        You are not doing anything wrong we combined 2 weeks in one so the week and the block no longer correlate.

        If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

        We greatly appreciate your business!

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        Joan
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  2. Shirley

    I love to try to sew. Sometimes it works other times we won’t discuss but I try and love it!!

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Margaret,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      That is correct, remember we combined 2 weeks together.

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
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  3. Renee Andrews

    When I try to print the Applique instructions the pictures don’t print. I only have a blank box. Am I doing something wrong or is this deliberate. Thanks

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Renee,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      I was able to open those just fine, you may need to clear your cache and cookies: http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser's-Cache

      Or try to open in a different browser.

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Janel,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Week 8 gets released on Friday 8/16/19.

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Ali,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      The finishing instructions have been put in week 7, stand by for further updates this afternoon.

      Sorry for all the confusion.

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  4. Michele

    Hi I have not received instructions for block 8 in my mail box. I’ve noticed that it was getting sent on the 16 August could I please have the instructions. Thank you

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  5. Catherine Deakin

    Thank you so much for this pro, I haven’t been quilting long but I like a challenge and this has been AMAZING. Ive made the blocks and have now started to put together. Cant wait to see what you guys come up with mext. Thanks again Cath xx

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  6. Patti Zoellick

    Hello. Is week 8 not available? I have been waiting for week 8 and haven’t been able to get it. The last download I was able to get is Week 7. Please advise and thank you.

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Patti,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Here is the link with all the released weeks on it: https://www.nationalquilterscircle.com/article/windmills-week-1/

      If you have any further questions, please contact Customer Service at 1-855-706-3538, at your earliest convenience, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

      Reply