Sunday, June 7, 2015

Windmills or Winter ???

This coming weekend I will be going on a quilting retreat and plan to work on another quilt, the Windmills, from Sujata's book.  My plan is to use blues and grays which I have already cut into squares.  

I decided to try a couple of practice blocks and reached into my scraps box for the larger cuts.  There was not a lot of choice regarding color so I went with what I had, even piecing some of the scraps to make a big enough square.  My two practice blocks are  the ones on the right in the medallion below.

I thought they were so cute that I made the two on the left from stash.  As you can see I am in the process of putting on scrappy borders.  The HSTs are leftovers from another quilt.
I will call this finished when I complete the outer border which you can see at top right.
There was never a plan to make a girly baby quilt.  See what can happen when you are having fun?!


These are my practice blocks and real blocks in some of the colors I will be using.  
They are not yet arranged or sewn together.
As you can see I decided to go with the "Winter" design.

10 comments:

  1. Both of these are wonderful ... I have a Winter project waiting, too.

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  2. I second Julie both are beautiful - isn't it amazing what we can create with our practice pieces? Your Winter colours of the lovely blues with the subtle grey go together so well. I too have been pulling fabrics for this pattern but mine is ready for Spring!

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    1. I also thought that this design would be wonderful in greens but didn't have enough variety in my stash.
      Looking forward to seeing what you do!

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  3. Two beautiful Windmills in the making! How delightful.

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  4. Margaret,
    This entire book was started with few experimental blocks. Isn't it amazing what our curiosity does? Both your windmills are beautify. I am curious to know how big the winter version turns out to be. Love your fabrics in there too.

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    1. I haven't decided on the size yet. My blocks are smaller than yours: 5.5 square

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  5. Very nice. I have been making a lot of free pieced wonky birds and the triangles with the stripe beneath look a little like birdies parading around your quilt!

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  6. Oh it IS super cute, great idea to make two!

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  7. Love the serendipity of your practice blocks. I'm always thrilled when that happens. Sally

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  8. very nice...my idea of great fun...

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Thank you for taking the time!