I love these folded windmills and did them a long time ago on a baby quilt. Making them this small meant a lot of bulk and my binding seam must have been a little big as it cut off the tips a little. If you would like to see a quilt tutorial on making the folded windmills – Click here where Sara at Let’s Patch it up has great directions.
Here is what my block looked like originally, I just sewed some 1 1/4 inch strips of red and white to it, then I decided to try a different design and use both folded windmill blocks.
I’m practicing on paper piecing…..starting with big blocks then I’ll work my way down. These were 6 inch blocks I drafted in Electric Quilt 7. I did some free motion stars on the red but they don’t show up.
I always enjoy the videos and patterns at Cozy Quilt Designs and this block is called Early Light. I added a little gold fabric and made a center piece which is 21 inches.
When I trimmed off the corners I sewed another 1/4 inch seam and ended up with a little pile of tiny HST’s……………..can’t waste them so…..
I made this little mug rug! Everything was made using fabrics from my old, old stash…..no new fabrics were cut up…………they are still safe for another day!