Thursday, March 13, 2014

Double Windmill & Cross and Crown

Well, we are getting down to the end of our block-along. Only two weeks left to go and 4 blocks...2 per week.  Since I have been sticking to my stash, my whites are a real hodgepodge. I’ve been using all the bits and pieces of whites I have in the bin. This is going to be a scrappy quilt.

 Double Windmill ~ #17

Cross and Crown ~ #14

Pretty soon I am going to have to start thinking about how I am going to join the 20 blocks and what fabrics I am going to use in the piecing. Here are how they were done by the talented quilters in our book:

Completed quilt without strips between blocks and white for the borders.

This example has strips and corner blocks.

I think I like the style of the second one the best, but I want the white borders around it. I love how each of the blocks is trimmed with a different color.

I recently bought “The Quilter’s Color Club" to help me better understand how to select colors for my blocks. Here’s the link to Amazon. It explains hue, value, temperature, intensity and the color wheel in a way that I can even understand them. Then it gives the reader exercises to complete making blocks with different color combinations for different effects.  I am really enjoying it. It’s a shame I didn’t have it before I started this project because I had no clue to color use when I was cutting out my pieces for the different blocks...and you can tell it!

This post is linked with Sukie’s Vintage Quilt Revival Block-Along.


  1. beautiful quilt. My grandma used left overs. Dropping by after a long absence. Been doing other things, and writing and Facebooking. I will always remember you as my early blogging friends.

  2. Gorgeous quilts Genie! I love the patterns. Yes it's very cold up here too. A difference of 50 degrees one day. So nice and warm and then this. I think we are all looking forward to spring :)

  3. Your blocks & colours are lovely.
    Can't wait to see the finished quilt whatever you decide

  4. Your blocks are so neat. Looking at the example from the book of the completed quilt, I would never think to put those colours together but it works so well. Almost their - keep sewing.

  5. I sure am enjoying seeing all your work. Really Beautiful!

  6. Lovely , kinda looking through a kaleidoscope - you have such patience and talent.

  7. I just had to come see what you are doing...I tell you, I have the hardest time buying light fabrics! Quilts need light fabrics....I have always known this but still have so many mediums in my stash! I have been trying to make myself buy light fabrics. I have a long way to go!

    Anyway, love your blocks...I have the Kaffe Fasset Paperweight fabric you used in your Cross & Crowns block...I have it in a different color.