Double Windmill Block

My next block is called the Double Windmill in Marsha McCloskey’s Block Party: A Quilter’s Extravaganza of 120 Rotary-Cut Block Patterns (Rodale Quilt Book). I have found the same block called a few different things, and, of course, a few places where the Double Windmill name has been attached to different blocks also. Some links are below. (Note: I am at work where I don’t have access to my Jinny Beyer book and therefore have not yet researched names. If anything interesting comes up once I get home, I’ll add a short separate post.)

Not ours –

Ours

My block was made with some templates, although those pieces really could have been (and are in some patterns) replaced by half square triangles and squares. Knowing how much I prefer not to use templates, you may already have imagined what my feelings are on that subject!

I also actually started it yesterday. This is how far I got yesterday:

I also pinned together the pieces for the picture below. All I needed to do today was to sew them together. There were four.

Next I sewed the blocks together in pairs.

Then the pairs were sewed together to make the final block below. (Yes, only finger pressed so far, but I’m quite satisfied with the matching of corners and points! Yep, bragging!)

2 thoughts on “Double Windmill Block

  1. I stop by your blog often and have you in my GOOGLE READER…. I do want to know how you sneaked into my stash and used my fabric…. love the fabric. Is it Hoffman’s Christmas line? I love their metallic and golds.

    I use both Barbara Brackman’s and Jenny Beyer’s Encyclopedia(s) of Patchwork. Love them both. I kind of wonder what Jenny did with all those blocks she sewed / had sewn for her photography. I do not think the blocks were made in a software program but I could be wrong.

    NONNIE,

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