Wednesday 5 February 2014

New idea

Have been spending some time playing with different designs and ideas, one bigger and better than the other.  My whole EQ 7 program is littered with ideas and I am dreading to clean it all up.

I am thinking of doing another baby quilt as I have given my last two away. Any excuse will do really...I just love making them. It will be again a baby quilt with bright colours and I tried various ideas but could not get away from a very simple and basic block...a windmill.

Not that exciting, but sometimes I do just get stuck on the one idea and cannot appears that this one has to be made. I reckon it taps into some childhood memories. I used to love those little windmills made out of plastic in bright colours and used to run around with them through the garden, watching them turn in the wind.

I don't need to buy a lot of additional colour as I still got a selection of tone-on-tone prints and solids in my stash.

For the border I got this colourful fabric called Remix by Ann Kelle (for Robert Kaufman fabrics) that I won in one of the Magazine competitions ( I think it was the Brights Competition in Australian Patchwork & Stitching ) held a couple of years ago. I just hope I have got enough. Need to do a few more calculations and wash all my fabric, but apart from that I am ready to roll.

This should be fun.

Linking up to Lorna's Let's Bee Social Linky Party over at Sew Fresh Quilts


  1. but a simple and basic block can still be stunning and the choice of fabric will be what really makes it

  2. I love the block, it will look great as a whole quilt.

  3. I love baby quilts! It appears you will be busy making a pile of HST's! Looking forward to following along as you make progress.

  4. I like windmils as well. There is something special about it.

  5. Oh, I can see this block making a very pretty quilt!


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