Finally Finished Quilt! Dutch Windmill #2


Dutch  Windmill quilt pattern by color girl using Free Spirit Fabrics

I finally finished my baby Dutch Windmill quilt…this has been a work in progress (or, more accurately, a finished top needing quilting) for many months. I pieced it last November at the Sewtopia quilt retreat and had planned to quilt it myself, but recently I have really been trying to get some of my “in progress” quilts into the “finished” column, so I decided to send it to Darby to get quilted.

The pattern is my Dutch Windmill, available Here.

Dutch Windmill quilt pattern by color girl using Free Spirit Fabrics

I used a bit of my stash of several favorites, including prints from Tula Pink, Alison Glass, and Denyse Schmidt’s “Chicopee”. This is a pretty different color scheme for me: shades of blue with chartreuse green and yellow and black, but I really love how it looks. *this might be my first ever quilt with no pink!* In fact, I am using many of the same fabrics and colors again recently for my Broken V quilt (brought back the pink, though).

Dutch Windmill quilt pattern by color girl using Free Spirit Fabrics

The Dutch Windmill pattern comes with instructions  to make  a quilt like mine, 43″ square, as well as two larger sizes. I think it is great for a baby quilt or wall hanging. Dutch Windmill is an easy modern quilt to make and perfect for showing off pretty fabric prints.

The pattern calls for alternating the print windmills with gray and white, but I exchanged those for more prints…it takes extra planning when you are sewing the blocks, but adds a little extra interest.

Add one to the “finished” column!


linking up to Finish It Friday with Amanda Jean


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  1. Mary August 2, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Sharon, I really like this quilt and the pattern that you have designed. I would like to make it some day. I like the tag “boy quilt” (on the pattern page) to describe it. Your photos of this quilt are outstanding. That’s something that I really have to work on. Mary

  2. Angie in SoCal August 2, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    I, too, really like this pattern. It’s amazing what emerges from just nine blocks. I invite you to link it to WIPs Be Gone – progress that gets to the done pile.

  3. Abigail @ cut&alter August 14, 2015 at 11:56 am

    This is a really wonderful quilt – I especially like how you’ve photographed it!

  4. Lori@ August 15, 2015 at 9:54 am

    That is a really fun quilt. I had never seen the pattern before, but it looks great the way you have done it with all prints.

  5. Giveaway! fabric and quilt pattern - Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell Blog Archive » Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell September 13, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    […] Dutch Windmill is a quick-make quilt, with instructions for three sizes. It is a great design for showing off your favorite prints. In addition to the quilt on the pattern cover, I made a variation using even more prints (see it Here). […]

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