Oh yes, the oft mentioned, but otherwise much ignored, rainbow windmill cushion cover top has finally been pieced! I used the Windmill block by Lynne which appeared in the Modern Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks from Your Favorite Designers book. I photocopied it and then blew it up to fit on an A3 page, making the final block 17″ finished. I added on some borders to make it up to a 20″ square. The rainbow fabrics were all from my stash, and the grey is Kona Coal.
My next step will be to add fusible fleece to the back of this bit and quilt it, but I’m not sure how to quilt it. I did think perhaps of concentric circles, but then thought that may be a bit of a nightmare to mark out… Anywho, I’m open to ideas, what would you do to quilt this (that doesn’t include FMQ, I haven’t had my lesson yet lol)
Hope you all had a good weekend, I’ve been cultivating this bug more, so now I have no voice and a chest infection to boot, how lovely..
I almost forgot, I met my one thing, one week challenge this week too :o)
Do you have any tissue paper or stitch 'n tear? I was thinkin draw a big goose in each eigth doin their own spiral, sort of like big quilting geese?
I've been thinking about making this block. What a great idea to make it larger! It looks great with the black background. As for quilting, what about echoing the triangles? Maybe one echo for the inner triangles and then echo the outer triangles to the border? Another option is to quilt an outline inside the triangles. What ever you choose, I'm sure it will be lovely. It already is!
i really like it!! i like Nicole's idea of echoing the separate sets of triangles. hope you're feeling better soon… it seems that we're on our second wave of illness here ;(
I love that you made it on Kona Coal. Really makes the colors pop.
This is such a beautiful block. I tried to do a similar one many moons ago…I suck when it comes to precise……that's why I don't quilt. Oops.
Get better, take care, lots of fluids, vitamin C and I'll light a get well candle for ya darling. Oma Linda
oh like, very much – and i'm echoing the echo quilters….
Love the block. Kona charcoal works brilliantly well with it. Instead of circles you could do a spiral and just use that little doohickey attachment to keep your quilting lines evenly spaced as you go round and round.
This is really cool!! I like the other's quilting suggestions. Or could you quilt it with straight lines through the center, like cutting up a round pizza. I dont really know how to describe it. Look after yourself and get better soon!
Lovely block. I quite like Rachel's pizza idea.
I like Sarah's idea – my first thought – start in the middle and echo quilt past the two long edges of the two adjacent triangles right to edge. Repeat for each pair. Then start at the top of the single triangles and do same. I think on the back it would look something like a starburst.
Hope you are off work and recuperating by your sewing machine….
This looks lovely, can't imagine why you have been ignoring it! Lots of quilting ideas already, simpler the better I would say, you wouldn't want to detract from all that precise piecing:)
Forgot to say, hope you are better soon 🙂
I really love this square and the way you've got the colours going from hot to cold. So sorry you're poorly. I hope you feel better very soon!
Wilbur and I want you better. Love your block.
This is gorgeous – so striking against a dark background!
This is a beautiful block and for quilting it, I like Nicole's suggestion. I was so hoping you would be feeling better. Sipping hot tea with honey is something that might make your throat feel a bit better and do get in to see your doctor before this gets any worse. Hugs
really beatiful with the dark background – for the quilting: how about a snail/spiralthat way you only have to trace the start and then can keep going with a "step foot" distance …
Katy, I LOVE this block. I looks fantastic – rainbow on coal is a winning combination in my book 🙂
oh my this is lovely! I find this type of block so scary! Very cool!
So fabulous…I love it! I have that book and now am inspired to make one for myself. Thanks! Smiles~Beth
How about hand quilting in different colors of the rainbow around each triangle.
I love this block! It's soo rubbish being ill, really hope you're feeling better asap.
Fantastic Job! This looks amazing with the dark background!
Time to get a hot toddy going! Or just the scotch!
Great block love the triangles but I'd just echo the big ones I think!
i can't wait to see how you quilt it. it is so pretty! i love the dark solid with all of that color it makes it look like a rainbow at night.
i hope you feel better soon. it is never any fun to be sick, unless you loose 5lbs. 😉
this is a GREAT block! the bright colors against the dark background are perfect!
i hope you are feeling better quite soon!
Oh, oh, oh! It's so pretty!
What a gorgeous block! Nice work!
Wow! (came from Amy's creative side)
i really like that block