Windmills are very easy, particularly if you begin with two squares right sides together and sew the quarter inch all around the sides. Then all you need to do is cross cut diagonally as well as vertically and horizontally - that gives 8 half square triangles, making two windmills! All I needed to do then was work out how long I wanted the chunk of fabric to be and add some sashings.
A friend had also given me some really cute fabric with foxes and other animals to use as backing. So it was on to the free-motion quilting. I thought I'd give swirls a go and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
And the backing worked really well with the few colours on the front, so that was a win all around. This was always destined to be a baby quilt, it was just a matter of which baby. A friend told me today that her niece is pregnant with her second child, so I'm ahead of the game!
I've even got the top of the two and a half inch squares together, I just need to join the backing and then sandwich it up, then on to more quilting. Just as well I love it!
Until next time,
What a cute baby quilt! A classic, gender neutral design. Love the swirls! I'm sure the new family will love it! And your scrappy squares quilt is looking great. Can't wait to see how you quilt it :)ReplyDelete
Both quilts are lovely, but I love the simplicity of the windmills quilt! Those soft colors are so soothing. Nicely quilted too!ReplyDelete