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.
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).
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