Whirlwind Quilt Blocks Are Finished In The Blink Of An Eye


Teresa DownUnder / YouTube


A whirlwind quilt is just that– a whirlwind. You have two blocks finished in the blink of an eye, and a quilt top finished in less than a day. It’s by far the fastest project I’ve ever done.

I found a video tutorial by Teresa DownUnder on YouTube, and it’s literally 46 seconds long. That’s how easy this is to do. 


Here’s how you do it.

Cut 2 strips of fabric that are 2.5″ x 20″. Sew together on the 20″ side with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Cut this at 4.5″ intervals to make squares. You should end up with 4 of them.

Cut each square on the diagonal to make 8 triangles. Arrange them by having the dominant fabric of each triangle facing the center, making sure all 4 are the same dominant fabric.

Sew the triangles together in pairs, joining the resulting triangles together and sewing it to become one block. This method should yield you two whirlwind blocks, and takes next to no time at all.

Seriously, that’s it. I know, I was as shocked as you are right now. I’m already done with my quilt!

What fabrics will you use to create yours?