Windmill Whimsy

Thank you all for the name suggestions for this latest quilt. They were all quite creative, and much better than anything I came up with! I think Windmill Whimsy is quite fitting, so many thanks go out to Jacquie at Tallgrass Prairie Studio.

The back of this quilt is mainly white again, but I sewed together one more of the colored blocks. I didn’t have enough fabrics with a purple hue to do a purple block on the front, so instead I used one purple fabric to create a block for the back.

And here’s the completed front and back:

I opted for dark gray for the binding. I think it goes nicely with all the colors on the front, as well as with the white and purple on the back.

This quilt measures about 43″ x 58″, which works as a good size for a throw for the couch. Without trying, this seems to be the size of each quilt I make… soon I’m going to have to break out of this trend and try something bigger! (it turns out that you can indeed have too many quilts for one couch!)

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21 Responses to Windmill Whimsy

  1. 1
    Alissa says:

    Oh you’re so fast once you get a quilt started!! It’s beautiful. Love it. And the single block on the back?? perfect!

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    Tara says:

    This quilt is adorable!! It’s so fun and clever!

  3. 3
    Carrie says:

    This is my favorite! So colorful, orderly and scrappy at the same time. I think that’s the perfect size for a lap quilt. Great job!

  4. 4
    Marit says:

    I love the quilt for the scrappy and colorful quality. And it has a fun design, too. Congratulations!

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    Kat says:

    I love the back of this one! I never bother doing anything creative for the backing. I may have to change that and try something different next time!

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    Amber says:

    It’s beautiful – the back and the front! And I love the quilting!

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    Kate says:

    So impressive, Ash! Too many quilts, huh? Maybe you should start selling them! I had a dream the other night that you quit your job and started being crafty full-time! We were also wedding dress shopping together! It was quite hilarious because in the middle of trying on dresses, there was a fire alarm and next thing I knew, we were at my school helping the kiddos get out of the building for the fire drill! Miss ya!

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    jacquie says:

    it’s a great name for a great quilt! windmill whimsy!

  9. 9

    Just beautiful… and no… you can never have too many throws for your couch!! Just wish I was as quick as you are in getting things finished!! Lx

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    Sandi says:

    I showed a friend this quilt and she’s decided to make it. I wrote up instructions for her, and I was wondering if you’d mind if I posted the instructions on my blog, linking to your blog, of course.

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    Diane says:

    Just discovered your blog – someone recommended your market bag tutorial. I’m glad I stopped by, I just LOVE your quilts. The newest one is quite stunning. I’d love to try something like that myself, but I’m a bit terrified of triangles… Anyway, thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

  13. 13
    Katie says:

    It’s so gorgeous. love it!

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    Amelia says:

    Gorgeous! I might have to try this one myself.

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    Betsy Williams says:

    Wow….have just found your blog….a quick question: what is the size of the WindmillWhimsy block and do we have permission to use it. I have lots of scraps that would make these block and would love to try this. Thanks. Keep up the beautiful, creative work. Grandma Betsy.

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    Stephanie Krajicek says:

    I love your work. It’s a nice compromise between traditional blocks and modern fabric. May I use your image in a podcast assignment that I have to do for a grad class? (I have to put together an instructional podcast. I chose quilting because then I could do something fun for credit!!) I would appreciate it!


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