Sunday, August 28, 2016

Catching Up 3

My most recent quilt is again for a high school graduate, my "ex"-nephew, who has decided to study pottery.

It was sad to be sewing this quilt after the divorce was set into motion.

It started with a basic windmill pattern.

I was not familiar with this pattern, but I had picked up some antique windmill blocks and noticed they made an interesting pattern side-by-side (pairs of light squares, alternating horizontal and vertical):

I jumped into a purple-and-brown quilt using this scheme, but I did not enjoy sewing so many bias seams together:

Once I started changing my orientation to "on point", I noticed that [duh!] the pattern was simply an alternating one-square and four-square, but a four-square that had been given some more dimension using triangles:

Despite all the extra effort, I like the end product:

And my nephew does, too! He wrote me the nicest note, how he hopes to become as proficient as pottery as I am at quilting. I was so honored.


  1. The quilt turned out beautifully!
    I'm sure your new life will turn out just as well :)

  2. Beautiful quilt! Good luck to your nephew too.

  3. Awww. It's a lovely finish. And how wonderful of your nephew to write such a sweet note.