Wednesday, October 28, 2015

MAQ: Tessellating Windmill Pillow Class

I went to the Mid-Appalachian Quilters July 2015 event and took the Tessellating Windmill Pillow Class to learn how make the design - and how to put a zipper in!

First we arranged the charms we had brought to class so the different colors would be distributed.  
Here is how I put my blocks - now I can see two places where the colors were too similar and I wish I had done differently...

The instructor, Heather, had taught this design many times, so her in-class tips were helpful... But as you can see, there were many pieces to keep track of!

The zipper directions were posted on the Moda website for a different pillow design that is also really cute...

The template made this design rather easy to do, buy oh it was easy to mix the pieces up.  I've thought this design was so interesting and I'm glad I made it, but determined after the class that I didn't enjoy making it at all.

I gave my template to one of the ladies I sit next to at the once a month sewing session that I attend.  Just wasn't fun for me to have to keep track of the pieces and so disappointing to see that the colors were not ordered as well as they could have been.  Perhaps if I had picked different fabrics, or just was a faster sewer this would have been something to make again...


  1. Cute! I love these batiks! Thanks for commenting on my recent post, Modern Table Runner.

    1. Thank you for coming by my blog. I really enjoyed seeing your blocks and projects - especially from Sujata's Cultural Fusion book! : )


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