Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Windmills All Around


 
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I'll be flying into Amsterdam
next week, so this block of
windmills seemed appropriate.

Fabric Requirements:
Fabric A: White print
16 - 2 1/2" squares
8 - 3 1/4" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.
Fabric B: Pink
8 - 3 1/4" squares
Fabric C: Purple
4 - 2 1/2" squares

Make Half Square Triangles:
Pair Fabric A & Fabric B 3 1/4"
squares with right sides together.
Sew 1/4" away from each side of
drawn line, cut on drawn line,
press to the Fabric B.
Square to 2 1/2".

Make Quarter Units:
Layout units as shown and sew
together in 3 rows. Press seams
in rows 1 & 3 to the inside and
seams in row 2 to the outside.

Sew rows together and press
seams out. Square to 6 1/2".
Make 4.

Assemble Block:
Layout units as shown and sew
together in 2 rows. Press seam in
row 1 to the left and seam in row 2
to the right.

Sew rows together and press final
seam open to reduce bulk.
Square to 12 1/2".


This is what the quilt would
look like if you made it with
the block as shown.


But if you just change the colors
in the 6 1/2" squares a bit, you come
up with a completely different quilt.
It looks very complicated but it's
very easy!




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