So, five of the windmill blocks done, and seven still to go.
I’ve been plugging away at this, doing an hour here, a couple of hours there. Each of the windmill blocks is 16 inches square, and it takes about an hour and a half to mark and then quilt them. I’m outlining each windmill and adding a curve to each ‘blade’, and then I’m putting wavy lines in each quarter of the square around the windmill, to represent the wind swirling around the blades of the windmill. It’s actually very soothing, now that the calluses on my fingers have built up enough. The trick is to do a bit each day to maintain them!
It’s beginning to get that lovely puffy texture in the quilted areas. The back looks great too. Soon, I’ll have to think of something to do in the outer border. The same criteria apply: something I can work easily in one or two directions, some-thing that covers space without being too dense and fiddly, and some-thing that works with the design of the quilt and existing quilting.
But first, those other seven squares.