Welcome to the Whirligig Quilt Sew Along

Jan 4, 2022 - 7:56pm

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Welcome to the Whirligig Quilt Sew Along!

I’m so glad you have decided to join me for my second ever sew along. I had so much fun with the Wake Me Up sew along that I couldn't wait to do it again. In a strange coincidence I have ended up in lockdown again. During the first sew along it was the whole of Australia, however this time it's just Melbourne, which is where I live. Whether you are in lockdown or not, I hope this sew along will help you feel connected and not so isolated. I know it helped me last time that's for sure!

I designed the Whirligig quilt five years ago to help promote the release of my fabric range Melba. This range was all things Melbourne and it's still a favourite of mine, I mean look at those Magpies and train tickets, so Melbourne. The reason I am pointing out these prints is because I wanted to show you how versatile the pattern is. It works with large and small prints, stripes and spots and because the quilt is fat quarter friendly, you can dive into those long hoarded special fabrics!

Whirligig Quilt Pattern by Emma jean Jansen

Whirligig Quilt Pattern by Emma Jean Jansen

The Whirligig Quilt pattern comes in three sizes, Baby, Throw and Queen. The Baby quilt is fat eight friendly and the larger two use fat quarters.

This quilt is great for showcasing a range of fabrics or mixing it up and creating your own style. Swapping out the light background for a dark fabric can also make the quilt look more dramatic and if you want to use it as your everyday quilt, it's great to hide pet hair!

Whirligig Quilt by Emma Jean Jansen      Whirligig Quilt by Emma Jean Jansen  

If you haven't decided yet what fabrics you’re going to use, wait for the Week 1 Newsletter which will be out soon. I’ll show you some mock ups I’ve created to give you some ideas including my super scrappy rainbow version. Rainbow Eeeeekkk!

If you haven't purchased the pattern – grab it here now.


Follow along on Instagram using the hashtags #whirligigsal and #ejjwhirligigquilt to post your progress photos. You can start today by sharing the “Count Me In” button above and introducing yourself!

You’ll receive a weekly newsletter sharing what’s in store for the week and all my tips and tricks.

If Instagram isn't your thing, I have also created a facebook page for my sew alongs. You can join here.


Whirligig Quilt Pattern by Emma Jean Jansen

There are some fabulous shops in Australia and US who have been making kits.


The Next Stitch, Queensland

The Quilt Shop, Eltham, Victoria

Gj's Discount Fabrics, Melbourne, Victoria

Fabric Pixie, Goonellabah, NSW

Millrose Quilting and Gallery, Ballan, Victoria

Red Heart Designs, Dandenong, Victoria


Sew Unique Threads, Michigan

Pink Door Fabrics

Please click on the shop name to take you directly to their website. If no kits show up please contact them directly via phone or email.

I am looking forward to meeting you all and I can't wait to get started!

Emma x

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