Thursday, June 8, 2017

Whirlwinds and Windmills

Squares are my favourite patchwork shape.  I'm a big fan of Bonnie Hunter's Leaders and Enders and I always have a pile of two inch squares by the sewing machine to finish off chain piecing.


But.....

If you want beautiful but simple quilt blocks triangles are the winners.




Four different blocks - but all from the same pattern.  This week's mystery patterns are Windmills and Whirlwind.  There are four blocks to chose from but you only need to make two.


Whirlwind


A - 1 light and 1 dark square 4.5" x 4.5". Cut diagonally twice to make 4 light and 4 dark triangles.

B - 2 dark squares 4" x 4". Cut diagonally once to make 4 triangles.

Assemble 1 light A, 1 dark A and 1 B. Trim to 3.5 inches.

Block measures 6.5 inches.



All four blocks use the same cutting directions, just different colours.

Windmill


A - 1 light and 1 dark square 4.5" x 4.5". Cut diagonally twice to make 4 light and 4 dark triangles.

B - 2 medium squares 4" x 4". Cut diagonally once.

Sew the same as the Whirlwind block.





Grandmother Clark's Windmill







From a popular set of pattern pamphlets in the 1930s. This Windmill is the same as the previous Windmill but the A triangles alternate around the centre.







Turnstile   


And the same again.

A - 1 light and 1 dark square 4.5" x 4.5". Cut diagonally twice to make 4 light and 4 dark triangles.

B - 2 light squares 4" x 4". Cut diagonally once to make 4 triangles.





Isn't it a clever design?  I'm just blown away ......


3 comments:

  1. Very interesting but what a challenge to get all of those points to come together beautifully in the centre like yours - any tips?

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    1. Matching points aren't usually my strong ... point. I am squaring up each square section with the rotary cutter and using more pins than usual. (Did you notice the Whirlwind block faces two different directions in two photos? :))

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