Bright and Breezy Windmills

 My friend Lisa had given me two English quilting magazines after she had finished reading them, assuring me they "were right up my alley" and indeed one of the patterns spoke to me instantly!
This pattern was from Pam and Nicky Lintott and called Bright and Breezy Windmills.  It was published in "Todays Quilter" issue 2.
There is nothing revolutionary about this design.  It just happens that I am trying to whittle down the collection of 2.5" strips I have in my stash.  Well that is what I did to most of my unwanted stash, I cut it up into 2.5" strips!  And as a follower of Bonnie Hunter I have been using them up gradually, when the urge strikes me to piece.
So I grabbed all the blue and orange stripes.  Then cut up a yellow piece of fabric and the background.  I thought that I would make a "trial" quilt before I embarked on this pattern in a big way.  And these blocks will make a enough for a smallish cot quilt top.  I just need to piece them together and add a couple of borders.  Not bad for a few hours of fun in the sewing room.
Happy quilting Sue. 


  1. A very cool pattern and a quick way to use some of those 2.5" strips. Cutting up fabric into predetermined sizes is good, but only if they get used. You did good!

  2. A really fun pattern with lots of visual appeal!

  3. lovely blocks for that quilt... I love your colour choice

  4. Looks like a fun scrappy pattern. I too use Bonnies scrap user system . Love your background i have some of that 😊


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