Saturday, February 28, 2009

Windmills

I hope you all realised that sarcasm was oozing out of my last post. There is no one on earth who would describe my house as clean (well maybe the girls when I say we can't do something until the house is clean) and my house is full of projects that need my attention. They are wearing clean clothes and were fed last night before anyone gets worried.
This however will be finished. I have been admiring whirlygig quilts recently but have been put off by the thought of using templates. So I am doing a non template version - all rotary cut strips. I'm calling them windmills, but they probably have another name. Eight blocks were done in no time yesterday and I'm thinking I'll need 64. I'm not putting a time line on when I want it finished but I think I want this one for myself for winter.

15 comments:

A-L said...

Gorgeous colours! White really brightens up other colours - so fresh & pretty!! I can imagine how good it will look when it's all done.

Miss Smith said...

Can I just say how much I love your quilts? Okay then. "I love your quilts."
Thankyou.

Sarah said...

That's a great pattern! Is making quilts hard? My local sewing shop is offering lessons and I was thinking of giving it a go sometime...

Stephanie said...

I use a template and it's really quite easy and fast but I imagine your way is much quicker and equally as pretty!!!

Ok...I didn't get the sarcasm...I was thinking you truly were wonder Mom.

Cathy said...

I love the colours that you are using - that block is lovely. I will have to try it.

So glad you cleared that up about your wonderfully clean and organised life (I saw through the sarcasm) Now I feel much better - tomorrow is cleaning day in my house.

Leni and Rose said...

I love your windmills! The colours are so fresh and lovely. It will be gorgeous.

jacquie said...

i'm with you on no templates...love your windmills! great fabric choices!!

Suzy said...

I love those colours you're using. It's going to be beautiful.

Philigry said...

this is going to be great. i loke the idea of a non template version too. i can't wait to see this one finished.

Mette said...

Looks lovely! Can´t wait till it´s finished =)

Thimbleanna said...

Awwww, now you've gone and ruined my perfect, incredibly organized housewife vision of you LOL! Love thos pinwheels -- and the colors -- that will be an awesome quilt!

sewtakeahike said...

I'm loving all the colors you have chosen Kate!! It's definitely a happy windmill quilt for sure!

Jenny said...

Lovely fresh ans crisp! It is starting to look stunning already!

Kris said...

I am laying here under a quilt I made for myself two years ago. It's lovely. I think you should make the windmill quilt for you. It's beautiful and you would really enjoy it! (Love the patterns and colours)

Suzanne said...

Hello! I found your blog via craftzine and the pencil pouches. That was a great tutorial. I was struck by the quilt in your header and had to browse until I found the quilt. I love it.