Prairie Twister Assembly: Quilt Along 2020


It’s the third week of the Prairie Twister Quilt Along, the August quilt for Quilt Along 2020. The first week, we selected and cut our fabric, last week we made the units. This week it’s time to assemble the Prairie Twister quilt.

For 2020, we’ve collected 12 of our most popular quilt patterns. We’ll make a quilt a month and cover the creative process from selecting colors and fabrics, piecing and assembly tips, and quilting ideas to help you finish your quilt. Click Here to check out the quilts so you can pick which ones you want to make in 2020! August’s quilt is Prairie Twister.

Prairie Twister Schedule

Over the next few weeks, we’ll make our Prairie Twister quilts. Check out the schedule below.

And you can click here to find all of Quilt Along 2020 in one place.

Prairie Twister Quilt Along 2020

60″ x 60″

The Pattern

If you like to have the pattern at your fingertips before starting, we’ve got you covered.

Click Here for the FREE Prairie Twister pattern.

Prairie Twister Assembly

Pinwheel Units

Sew a beige 10 1/2″ square to a dark taupe 10 1/2″ square.

Sew a 10 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ Flying Geese unit to the side of the two-squares unit as shown below.

Unit measures 20 1/2″ square. Make 4.

Pinwheel Center

Arrange the four Pinwheel into rows as shown below. Sew together, then sew the two rows together to complete the Pinwheel center.

Pinwheel Center measures 40 1/2″ square. Make 1.

Side Units

Sew a white/taupe Half Square Triangle to each end of a white 20 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ rectangle as shown below.

Side unit measures 40 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ rectangle. Make 4.

Sew the side units to the Pinwheel Center as shown below.

Top & Bottom Rows

Sew a beige 10 1/2″ square to each end of the two remaining side units.

Sew the rows to the top and bottom of the quilt as shown below to complete.

Layer with batting and backing, then baste. Next week we will explore quilting ideas.

August Giveaway

Each month you’ll have the opportunity to enter to win a fun quilting prize. Enter below to win a fun fabric bundle. Congratulations to our July winner, Sue G!

(actual fat quarter bundle)

Enter below and click submit.

Having trouble with the survey? Click here for the web version.

Join the fun!

Get involved with a community of quilters in the AQS Project Parade Facebook group to show off your creations and chat with fellow quilters. Use the hashtag #QuiltAlong2020 and tag us @aqsonline on Instagram so we can share your quilts!

Prairie Twister Quilt Along 2020

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