Saturday, December 22, 2012

Windmill Whimsy Quilt

Unlike last year's resolution of keeping my cell phone by me at all times, which I have totally failed at, I actually kept the other one: start early on Christmas gifts. Back in April I started on a quilt for my in-laws, and finished it on time!


My inspiration was this Windmill Whimsy quilt from Film in the Fridge. I hunted around a bit and found a free pattern, which did all of the math for me... score. (Download it here.)


Enter the glorious revelation of pre-cut fabric: you can buy squares already cut, in a variety of coordinating fabrics! The fabric I used is called "California Girl", and I got it at the FatQuarterShop (totally drool-worthy link right there, watch out.) The background is Kona white.


I quilted it in a grid pattern and then washed it; I didn't pre-wash any of the fabric so that it would shrink and crinkle up.


I should mention that I'm now spoiled for life. The days of using Wal-mart fabric are over. I'm a fancy quilter with fancy tastes now. Pretty soon I'll have a room in my house just for quilting! Oh, whoops...

4 comments:

Julie said...

Yay for being a fancy quilter! It looks awesome. I love the colors. :)

muchadored said...

Gorgeous! I had no idea you could buy pre-cut fabric. What the what?!

Susan said...

The quilt looks gorgeous. I'm sure they loved it!

Kristin J said...

Oh my goodness this quilt is just beautiful! I was thinking of you the other day when I saw Lucas playing with his hand knit rabbit the other day.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...