Saturday, November 14, 2015

Tilting at Hawaiian Windmills

Look what my quilting sister made. I guess she liked the windmills I made from her donation fabrics because she's making one from her leftover Hawaiian fabrics. (That smartie buys these gorgeous prints whenever she vacations there.)

Hawaiian windmills with matching blades
And her second layout.

Hawaiian windmills with random blades
Here' how she finally pieced it.

Hawaiian Windmills with sashing

Enjoy the day,
Ann

22 comments:

  1. I couldn't help but start choosing a favorite layout of these awesome blocks and chose the middle one. Then I read it's done!
    Thank you for showing them different ways, I love that. Beyond that I learned that low contrast mixed in with the more distinct blocks makes me happy, so that the pattern and line is interrupted but repeats. I gotta copy that middle photo to look at to remind me to play with the concept with some block. Thanks sewing sister and Ann!

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    1. QS was wonderful to share so many different layouts. It's fun to see which one I like best when people share them. This block does more than I ever thought it would.

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  2. This is awesome - especially with the memories attached to the prints.

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    1. Thanks, Julie. She will have good memories when she uses it. She's making a short lap quilt to use at work.

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  3. I like the dark bold solids. Why choose passive fabrics! These floral need bold !!!!

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    1. I agree with you. Those bold solids really make the florals sing.

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  4. Yes, the second layout is my favourite also -- it has so much movement! What a great set of fabrics! Thanks for the photos. I like this block, I may make one too!

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    1. Thanks, Monica. I'm so impressed with QS. She has a winner here.

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  5. Very interesting to see these bold fabrics ...My favourite layout is the first one, which I guess says something about my sense of order.

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    1. I like the first two best, too. Isn't it great to see what others choose. Really glad everyone doesn't make each quilt "my" way. Thanks for writing, Lisa.

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  6. The center one makes me feel like doing the hula!

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    1. I remember my grandparents brought us grass skirts. What fun we had!

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  7. Delightful, she wasn't going to be out done!

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    1. I like the way she used her fabrics. You're right, Janie - just as beautiful.

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  8. Beautiful and bright - love her fabrics.

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  9. Number two!!! Although I like it with the sashing (it's like windows), but green really isn't my favourite colour! I love the florals, so happy, but how different it is from the one you made, even with fabrics from the same stash :) Thanks for sharing, Ann. It's wonderful to see how we all come up with such different takes on the same pattern.

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    1. I agree, Stephie. I like the movement of #2. But more fun to see what each person chooses to make. They do look different. every time.

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  10. Number 2 for me too, but actually I like seeing things that aren't what I would have done just as much - it helps to generate ideas. I love how she's used these fantastic prints; this pattern is so versatile.

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    1. I agree with you, Kaja. It's more interesting to see things we wouldn't make. And paying attention to details usually sparks ideas for me. I would not have put these prints together - they seem to similar in size and style. But I love the result of half hidden blocks and flowers running off the windmill blades. Her vision was spot on.

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  11. Hi Ann, I love this block, it reminds me of the block that Sujata used in her book Cultural Fusion Quilts! Thank you for inviting me to participate on last Tuesday of the month link up! Cheers, and I've started following you.

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    1. That's the block idea I used. It's very useful. Thanks for writing, Caroline.

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