Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Double Windmill Block

My next block is called the Double Windmill in Marsha McCloskey's Block Party: A Quilter's Extravaganza of 120 Rotary-Cut Block Patterns (Rodale Quilt Book). I have found the same block called a few different things, and, of course, a few places where the Double Windmill name has been attached to different blocks also. Some links are below. (Note: I am at work where I don't have access to my Jinny Beyer book and therefore have not yet researched names. If anything interesting comes up once I get home, I'll add a short separate post.)

Not ours -

My block was made with some templates, although those pieces really could have been (and are in some patterns) replaced by half square triangles and squares. Knowing how much I prefer not to use templates, you may already have imagined what my feelings are on that subject!

I also actually started it yesterday. This is how far I got yesterday:

I also pinned together the pieces for the picture below. All I needed to do today was to sew them together. There were four.

Next I sewed the blocks together in pairs.

Then the pairs were sewed together to make the final block below. (Yes, only finger pressed so far, but I'm quite satisfied with the matching of corners and points! Yep, bragging!)