Friday, March 6, 2015

Windmills

Oops. What happened to the New York Beauties? They're still on the design wall because...

While reorganizing my sewing room some fabrics kept insisting they would look well together. So I pulled Sujata Shah's wonderful book, Cultural Fusion Quilts, and read the instructions for Windmills again.

Although she suggests WOF cuts, several of my fabrics only made one or two squares. It just adds to the diversity.

Brightly colored fabrics in red, orange, blue, chartreuse, black and white spin across the quilt in windmill pattern.
 Improvisational Windmills 60"x60".
Here are a few blocks in progress. Don't they remind you of dad's old ties?

Improvisational Windmill quilt blocks before trimming
I plan to make the back from leftover fabrics and blocks.

Linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday which always has wonderful ideas linked.

Enjoy the day,

16 comments:

  1. Wow - love your color sense and envy your stash - you have a lot of wonderful, colorful fabric in it! It's a fabulous top. I invite you to link to WIPs Be Gone to show it off.

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  2. Ann!!!!! How do you do it all?!?!? I've recently got this book and it's wonderful isn't it? Love your interpretation of this design, your colours are so exciting and bold :)

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    1. Stephie, I got this book when it first came out. Read it but forced myself to wait until I finished those other quilts. But I got the bug when I was straightening the sewing room. Just arranging fabrics. These blocks go together very quickly because you don't match the seams. Honestly, two days for the top. What a relaxing change; just what I needed.

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  3. Oh so stunning! I wish my lap top was working right now. Can't wait to see it on big screen! Great colors and fabric choices.

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    1. Thanks, Sujata. What a fabulous book you wrote. I'm sure you'll be crossing the country showing this technique. It's loads of fun.

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  4. "Dad's old ties" LOL. Ann, your Dad must be a very interesting guy! This is another great quilt! I adore your color sense! I'm going to have to go check out Sujata's book for sure!

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    1. Thanks for the compliment. These fabrics picked themselves. An interesting combination showed up when I was sorting them that just screamed to be made. I'm really enjoying Sujata's book. And my dad did have some unique ties; he was a wonderful man.

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  5. Oh Ann - I am just in love with this quilt!!! The vibrant colour every which way is a feast for the eyes. Isn't Sujata's book wonderful?

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    1. Thanks, Maureen. It truly made itself. When I finished, I wasn't quite sure what I'd done but it was all out of my stash. I'm loving Sujata's book.

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  6. This is stunning. So vibrant and steeped in colour. I love that the fabrics jumped out at you when you were just sorting; what a good decision to run with it. I haven't seen the book, although I have visited Sujata's blog, but this top is a great advertisement for it.

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  7. Wow! Wonderful to see your blocks come together so well! Great fabrics.:)

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  8. Wow is right! I LOVE this! I just got her book for Christmas, I really need to dig into it!

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    1. Thanks. Sujata's ideas are very fun and easy. I hope to see some of your results soon.

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  9. Very tempting to make some - that is the problem with this link up - too many great ideas! Thanks for linking up with us at #scraptastictuesday!

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    1. I quite agree, Nicky. So many interesting things to make with scraps. These blocks used 8" squares; although they could have been any size. It was perfect for my remnants. Many of them had holes where I'd cut circles for the previous quilt. It was great to have a way to use them up.

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  10. I'm a fan and your quilt is fantastic. Love the color combos. Oh, and yes, reminds me of men's ties but my dad's weren't that wild. (I actually have had some silk ties from the thrift store saved up for quite some time to use in a crazy quilt some day. Hmmmm, I think I like this idea better. Maybe I'll have to look into that book.)

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