Today is my turn on the Red, White and Blue blog hop! (there is a giveaway – see the bottom of this post)
I love these folded windmills and did them a long time ago on a baby quilt. Making them this small meant a lot of bulk and my binding seam must have been a little big as it cut off the tips a little. If you would like to see a quilt tutorial on making the folded windmills – Click here where Sara at Let’s Patch it up has great directions.
Here is what my block looked like originally, I just sewed some 1 1/4 inch strips of red and white to it, then I decided to try a different design and use both folded windmill blocks.
I’m practicing on paper piecing…..starting with big blocks then I’ll work my way down. These were 6 inch blocks I drafted in Electric Quilt 7. I did some free motion stars on the red but they don’t show up.
I always enjoy the videos and patterns at Cozy Quilt Designs and this block is called Early Light. I added a little gold fabric and made a center piece which is 21 inches.
When I trimmed off the corners I sewed another 1/4 inch seam and ended up with a little pile of tiny HST’s……………..can’t waste them so…..
I made this little mug rug! Everything was made using fabrics from my old, old stash…..no new fabrics were cut up…………they are still safe for another day!
I want to thank Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt and Jane from Jane’s Fabrics and Quilts for organizing this fun blog hop and be sure and visit the other blogs!
Now how about a little giveaway! I’m giving away a charm pack of Jovial by BasicGrey for Moda.
I used this last year when I made my Winter Snowflake Centerpiece (link below) and will be using it again for the Think Christmas Blog Hop which starts July 30th.
Giveaway is over, thanks!
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This giveaway will end July 16th at midnight CST.
Thanks for your visit and stop back tomorrow for another GIVEAWAY!