Single Block Quilt Tutorial Series - Windmill - Part 5, Finished!

Windmill Quilt on Chair

The windmill quilt is finished!  I'd love to go outside and take a full on, overall shot of it but it is 4 degrees today and snowing now so I'm going to pass on that.  This quilt was so easy to make.  It's a great pattern for a beginner if you are one, or even of you aren't.  The seems nest nicely and look neat and crisp.  Someone once told me that "All greens work well together."  I really wasn't sure about this at the time but now I am convinced as this quilt is made with 35 random green fabrics and I don't see a clunker in the bunch.

 Windmill Quilt Close Up

I like the high contrast between the white background fabric and the windmills.  The blades really stand out.  I used my long arm to quilt an overall meander pattern, using a brilliant apple green high sheen thread.

Windmill Quilt Backing

Since this quilt is relatively small, 40" x 56", I used a single width of a green printed fabric for the backing.  A Kona solid cotton fabric was used for the binding, I like how the brilliance of the green frames the quilt.  Its a good day here in the East for a quilt.  I think I'll take this one on its maiden voyage!

I hope that you've enjoyed this tutorial.  Feel free to contact me if you need any help with your windmill quilt!

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