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.