Monday, March 28, 2016

OMG: March 2016 Quilting Cultural Fusion Windmill - DONE!

http://redletterquilts.blogspot.com/2016/03/
omg-its-finished-prizes-added-to-march.html
I have just finished quilting on my purple and black Cultural Fusion Windmill quilt.  This was my March One Month Goal.  I'm sure if I had not written this down as something to finish I would have put it off and not got it done.  But I did.  : )

It turned out to be done in two steps.  Initially, I outlined each of the windmills, changing the method for the middle and the ends of the windmill blades.  I blogged about that initial quilting here:  http://quiltquest.blogspot.com/2016/03/windmill-initial-quilting.html

Here is the design quilted at all the places
between the windmills where four fabrics meet.
It didn't seem finished though so I had to think of what additional quilting I could add.  At first I was going to do one of Leah Day's designs.  I was thinking shadow waves or etch n sketch would make the blades stand out more and they are very much like Sujata did in her windmill quilt (at least in my memory).  The more I thought though I couldn't figure out how to start and stop each line of the design. The borders for the area I intended to quilt were so irregular I couldn't figure out how to put the outline for the area in that I thought I would need.

Anyway, today or maybe yesterday I decided to draw a little four leaf clover - or four hearts that meet in the middle in the junction of the four blocks.  It's really difficult to see with the fabric being so near the black of the thread that I'm using, but it's done now - so my March OMG is done and I will be linking up now.

Front - I think click to see the design - only shows on the lighter plain fabric
Back - stitches doesn't show


 I mentioned when I wrote my goal that I was saving the binding until I had at least three quilts ready for binding.  This is my second quilt now ready for the binding step!

I'm pretty happy to have this part of the quilt done.

So time for me to link up and go see what some of the other folks have finished!
http://redletterquilts.blogspot.com/2016/03/
omg-its-finished-prizes-added-to-march.html






14 comments:

  1. This is really pretty. I love the purples!

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    1. Thank you Emily! They would go with the purple cow you made for the stash bee! : )

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    1. Thank you for coming by! I went to your blog - your finishes are so varied. Very nice indeed.

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  3. Congratulations on your finish!! It's beautiful!! Binding is my favorite part of making a quilt. I usually have my quilt bound within days of taking it off the longarm. I must say I am not so quick to label my quilts!! Happy stitching!!

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    1. Thank you for coming by! I'm not very good with the binding part - it's the corners that I mess up - so that is why I'm saving the binding part. Some how magically I will get the missing step right finally I hope. Then maybe it will be my favorite part too. Oh gosh I hadn't even thought about labels - but since these are gifts I should do that too! : )

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  4. The four leaf clovers are cute, and mimic the patchwork well. Congrats meeting your goal, now for binding!

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    1. Thank you for coming by Heidi and for inspiring me to finish things - one goal at a time!

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  5. It's a great feeling to accomplish what you set out to do isn't it? nice job and wonderful colors.

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  6. This turned out terrific! I like the idea of stitching motifs. I do that a lot too.

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    1. Thanks for coming by Shasta! It always makes me smile when I see a comment or email from you!

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  7. Very pretty! Congrats on finishing off your one monthly goal for March.

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    1. Thank you for coming by! I enjoy seeing your dress blocks - so very cute. : )

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