March 19, 2010

Windmill Quilting

So I researched Windmill arms and what I discovered is that I didn't want the traditional tiny squares of a real windmill quilted all over the arms of my quilted Windmill blocks, nor would they have fit very well anyway as real windmill arms are very long and rectangular whereas in a typical Windmill Quilt block you're working with triangles.  So I altered the Bright Star quilting pattern by Day Style Designs to only run over the teal part of the blocks.  This worked out great for 3+ blocks when I ran out of the thread I was using. 
We're all quite sick here so catching Tiny keeping my sewing area company was to sweet to resist.  I'm not even certain how she has found the time as it seems every time I look up she's right there with me.


QuiltSue said...

I love what you've done in your windmill blocks, it gives the impression of them going round and round. Very clever.

Hope you're all feeling better?

Heather Landry said...

She's keeping you company! I'm sorry you have all been so sick!

Stephanie said...

My husband misses having cats, he is cat dude and I am allergic. He would jealous you Tiny. Your windmill quilt is gorgeous. Way to go!