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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mini Quilt Challenge!

Jennifer Mathis from Ellison Lane has a mini quilt challenge that is open until 5:00 pm June 16.  There are prizes!!

This is a block I fell in love with - the Windmill block designed by Lynne Goldsworthy at Lily's Quilts from the book Modern Blocks compiled by Susanne Woods.   It is paper piecing, which isn't my favorite, probably because I am not very good at thinking upside down and backwards.  ; p  When I saw the mini quilt challenge on Jennifer's blog, I knew exactly what mini quilt I wanted to make!  With color; bright, happy color!  The center fabrics are from Connecting Threads, all others are R. Kaufman fabrics including the Kona bleached white (from my stash).  It finished at 15" x 15".  I enlarged the paper piecing pattern by 20%.

(After being washed and dried.)

The front and back before being washed and dried.  No, this wasn't an easy block.  I might make it again because I love windmills.  This one reminds me of a Ferris wheel.  I put a button in the middle (which was hard work because of all the center stitching and the seams!).  I am not sure I like the look.  Different color button?  Hmmmm.  This will go on my sewing room wall.


  1. I think this is lovely - I love your fabric choices and you handiwork is so neat. I particularly like the two fabric binding.

    1. Thank you! This has been a fun challenge.

  2. Super happy mini with great colors. I love that you switched up the binding to match. Thanks for sharing this in the Modern Mini Challenge!

  3. Thank you and thanks for the challenge! Lots of gorgeous mini quilts posted. I really enjoyed it and love seeing what others have done and visiting their blogs.