Addicted to Scraps: Four Patch Pinwheels with Bonnie Hunter

Bonnie Hunter scrap quilts

What do you do with all the scraps you save? “Use them!” declares Bonnie Hunter. In every issue of Quiltmaker, find Bonnie’s ideas for making blocks from your leftovers in Addicted to Scraps!

Bonnie Hunter scrap quilts

Bonnie Hunter

Bonnie says, “I love blocks that can be quickly made from patches I have on hand in my Scrap User’s System. Four-patches combined with triangle-squares create a clever variation of the Pinwheel block. Play with color and value placement to change the look of this block.”

Bonnie Hunter scrap quilts

Pinwheel blocks

Finished Block: 6”

For one block, cut the following:

White Print:
2 squares (A) 2-7/8” x 2-7/8”

Black Print:
2 squares (A) 2-7/8” x 2-7/8”
1 square (C) 2H” x 2H”

Peach Tone-on-Tone and Green Print
from each
8 squares (B) 1-1/2H”x 1-1/2H”

Refer to the “Triangle-Squares” technique in Basic Lessons (PDF) and use the white and black A’s to make 4 units.

Bonnie Hunter scrap quilts

Block assembly diagram.

Sew units and patches together as shown.

Bonnie Hunter scrap quilts

Scraps are so versatile! Keep up to date with Bonnie’s scrappy block ideas by never missing an issue of Quiltmaker. To learn more about Bonnie and to see a layout diagram for a quilt using these blocks, click here. Post pictures of your projects made with Bonnie’s blocks using #AddictedToScraps.

Sew long,

Comments (3)

  • Ruth S

    The 4 patch squares need to be cut out to 1 1/2 “ so they will be 1” finished.

    December 20, 2018 at 12:18 am
    • Tammy Jones

      Thank you, Ruth! We’ve made the updates and appreciate you letting us know!

      December 20, 2018 at 4:55 pm
  • Vivian B

    Additionally, the center “C” square would need to be cut at 2-1/2″ to finish at 2″.

    March 10, 2019 at 1:14 pm

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