Saturday, August 20, 2022

Vintage Windmill - HQM Quilt 20

 It is Week 20 of the Happy Quilting Marathon and I can't believe we have made it this far!!!   Just wow!!!   Today's quilt top is actually one of the three that inspired the Marathon idea and is called Vintage Windmill and the pattern is by Krista Moser and I just love, love, love it!!!  

I mean, stars and rainbows . . . does it get any better than that!!!! For this quilt I used V & Co. Ombre Fairy Dust and I just love how perfectly it worked for this pattern.  I cut a strip from the top and bottom of each fat quarter and it made for the perfect bright/light in each star. And of course, putting them in yummy rainbow order just adds to the ombre effect ;)  

I took this class at the Quilty Friends Winter Retreat in Feb, so I am happy to say that this one isn't even a year old!!  Yippee, a newer Marathon finish!!! .   The Vintage Windmill pattern finishes at 63" x 68" and makes a great lap size quilt.   I actually added an extra block in each row and an extra row, so my quilt finishes at 78" x 85".  I just couldn't decide which ombre's not to use, so I just used them all in the extra blocks, easy fix!!!   (p.s. yes, I know, I put the triangles at the bottom of the quilt in backwards, but they didn't bother me that much so I just left them, I just wanted to get it done ;)  

When it came time to quilt it, I took two favorites and combined them together.  Echoed swirls combined with echoed paisleys, and they just are so fun and happy and curvy together.  I just love how they dance over the quilt and add such a happy texture.      And random note on the picture, sorry it is a little crooked, I got sap on my hands taking the picture above, and was trying to get this last picture without getting sap on the quilt, such is the way things go sometimes ;)  

And now this Vintage Windmill in Ombre Goodness is all set to be gifted.  Not sure who will be receiving it yet, but I think it will make a lovely wedding or graduation gift, don't you ;)  It just makes me so happy, who knows, maybe this one will just stay home and be a fun curl up on the couch quilt, I do love me some rainbow and star goodness!!! 

And that is Quilt #20 - All the Trimmings ;)  20 Down and only 6 more quilts to go in the Happy Quilting Marathon :)   We are getting so close, I just can't wait!!! 

And that is it for today, thanks for popping in to share this finish with me!!! 

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!

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  1. Oh my, that is one of the most beautiful quilts I’ve ever seen! The quilting is the perfect compliment. Congrats on making it through 20 whole weeks already!

  2. That quilt is drop-dead gorgeous, and your quilting takes it to a new level! Kudos to leaving the triangles in. I think they do nothing to detract from the quilt and would never have noticed it if you hadn't pointed it out. It still took me a minute to figure out what you meant. 🤣 Just beautiful!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Now I know what I'm going to do with some of my Ombré collection. Thanks so much for the inspiration! I agree that I wouldn't have noticed the triangles being upside down if you hadn't mentioned it. I actually like the way they look. That's what my friend would call a happy accident. And, congrats to you for getting 20 quilts done!


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