Friday, March 13, 2009

Whirlygiggle

I needed a break from pink and brown. Didn't you? This block is inspired by Amanda Jean, although I know others have done one of these quilts too. I just saw it on her blog first. You can see her finished quilt here.
All the blocks are done now. The top is ready to be put together, but I'm thinking it might need some kind of border (perhaps smaller windmill blocks around the edge). Of course, that will lengthen the finish time, but we all know that's not a surprising thing for me. Some other great versions of this can be found on Simplify and Lovely Little Handmades. I just LOVE this block. Kind of want to make it more than once. Actually, since I messed up my cutting, I'm going to have to make it twice. If you do this quilt, make sure you cut all pieces with the right side up. Otherwise, you'll have some windmills going one way and some going another. Trust me.

2 comments:

Jill said...

Okay, I love these whirygig quilts and have full intentions of making one as soon as we complete the other quilt-a-longs. And I am so glad you posted your tip about making sure and cutting them fabric side up-I am always doing that kind of stuff, and I would have been so irritated later.

amandajean said...

this is a quilt where you want to avoid solids, i've found. inless you want to do a lot of stitch ripping. your blocks look wonderful!