Sep
17

Finished! Dutch Windmill Quilt


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Dutch Windmill Quilt by Sharon McConnell for Color Girl Quilts, modern patchwork, charm quilt

I am so happy to share a finished quilt! I designed this patchwork pattern almost a year ago and my mom helped me start piecing it, but as is often the case, other projects kept getting put ahead of this one.

I finally finished up the top last spring and it sat while I had lofty ambitions of quilting it myself…then when I started working regularly again in June, I gave myself permission to have it long-arm quilted.  This is one of those projects that I think looks so fantastic with the quilting added. My friend Jane did an all-over rounded rectangle bubbly type design that I love!

Dutch Windmill Quilt by Sharon McConnell for Color Girl Quilts, modern patchwork, charm quilt

I am in process of producing a pattern for this quilt, look for it coming to my shop in the next month or so. It is a pretty quick one to piece and is pre-cut friendly. I am thinking about making up a baby version with my Fox Field fabrics. I am imagining fussy cutting pieces for the squares inside the windmills!

Dutch Windmill Quilt by Sharon McConnell for Color Girl Quilts, modern patchwork, charm quilt

This version is a large throw size (I like how it’s long, great for a nap or on the sofa) and I used charm squares from the “juggling summer” collection by Zen Chic (for Moda Fabrics, Winter 2013), plus a lot of bits from my stash. I really like the jewel tones with the gray and white.

Funny side note: when I was at the park taking pictures, a woman out walking asked me if I was Amish. To her credit, she acted kind of embarrassed after she asked and I said “no”.

Have a great week!

Sharon


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  1. Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl September 17, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Congratulations on a beautiful finish! That quilting pattern has me a bit puzzled – did it have a lot of starts and stops or is it continuous in a way that I just cannot make out? Regardless, it is a great quilting pattern to go with the quilt. 🙂

  2. Serena @ Sewgiving September 17, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Yay! – what a fabulous quilt and fabulous pattern – congratulations! I really love the quilting too 🙂

  3. kris September 18, 2014 at 8:44 am

    This turned out super cute in that fabric and your extra bits. I really like the quilting too.

  4. P. September 18, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    That is such a fun quilt! I like how the “windmills” are not just on a white background but there are variations in gray. Great quilting too by your longarmer!

  5. Monica September 19, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Well, it looks tricky to me, Sharon! But it is a great design, lots of movement and interesting fabrics. You’re on a roll!

  6. Kelly Massman September 23, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    this is really pretty–and does seem to have “movement” with the way it is designed. i’m so interested in learning more about quilting and have been having fun hopping from blog to blog just doing google searches and finding things sort of serendipity style…

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