Wild about Windmills

I didn’t have to look far to find a block design for the other main panel of my quilter’s tote known as the Junior Billie Bag:

jbb windmill block
It’s essentially the same block that’s in the red and white quilt I started a couple weeks ago. I swapped out the pinwheel center of that block with the fussy-cut square you see above, surrounding it with a narrow black accent strip.

I am loving the bold look of this block, which reminds me of a windmill. (My red and white blocks with the pinwheel centers look even more like windmills; there’s a quilt name in there somewhere.)

Here’s the latest windmill block with black border strips added to size it for my Billie Bag:

JBB windmill panel

I’m mulling over the quilting possibilities. Maybe straight line quilting in the windmill block and free motion meandering in the black background strips?

Just for fun I positioned the block on point on my design wall (and cropped it here so it would be framed in black):

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Striking, yes? It reminds me a bit of a Maltese cross. Wouldn’t it make an interesting quilt? Oh for another lifetime to make all of the quilts that are in my head!




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3 Responses to Wild about Windmills

  1. Diane says:

    Wow, I LOVE the fabric in the center of this block! I went back to the previous post and can’t believe I didn’t notice how striking it is. I guess a lot of the transformative power of fabric is in the design – and you are the PRO!!

  2. Sandy says:

    I LOVE that block. Wow…is it striking!

  3. Jeanne says:

    Ooooo! Effective way to show off that gorgeous print.
    Do you keep a journal of quilting ideas? I try to write down creative ideas for later. Sometimes when I come across my notes, I’m surprised to find that I had otherwise forgotten the idea!
    Kind of like when a child says something hilarious, and you think you’ll never forget it.

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