Twirling Fans, the pattern is here!


Twirling fans quilt pattern by Sharon McConnell, modern tradition fan quilt
The Twirling Fans pattern has arrived in my website shop and Craftsy shop!
I have created a page on this blog to accompany this pattern, including links to tutorials on the piecing and appliqué of the fans as well as options for piecing the half-square triangle border and the optional scrappy border.


I love how the photo above captures the spectacular quilting, done by Jenny Pedigo of Sew Kind of Wonderful.

The pattern includes instructions and fabric requirements to make the twin size like mine as well as a four-block crib quilt. Full size templates are included, too. It is a great way to use scraps and stash or show off a favorite fabric collection, too.
My friend Cathy, who often helps me with checking patterns, made a very different version of the fan block. She has a post Here, so visit for more inspiration!
Thank you for all the kind comments on this quilt so far, and patience as I create the pattern. I am so happy to be able to bring it you!
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  1. Amy, a redeemed sheep February 9, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    It’s beautiful, Sharon!

  2. Cathy February 9, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Bravo Sharon. I already had someone come and check out my version after visiting you. Can’t wait to see what you do next. Hugs

  3. AmandaK@whatthebobbin February 9, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    You just keep cranking out beautiful quilts/patterns. Go you!

  4. Leah February 9, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    just ordered the pattern, it is beautiful! Can’t wait to make it.

  5. Susanne July 10, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Beautiful quilt, I just have one question do you thing a beginning quilter can make this? I would love to have one just not sure if I could do it.

  6. Letha Gunter July 25, 2014 at 8:51 am

    I am working my way through the Twirling Fans. I want it quilted like yours….
    does she commission work???
    I love my quit with my fabrics from my closet….and want to enter my quilt in a local Jan quilt guild show

  7. Marlene Duffy October 8, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    This is one of the most beautiful Fan patterns I have ever seen . It is definitely on my ” to do ” list

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