Winding ways to blue and white quilts.

I splashed out months ago and purchased a new die - Winding ways for my Go cutter.  I hadn't used it, but  a cold blustery day drove me into spending the day inside rather than gardening.
   I used a scrap of old navy blue fabric with some gorgeous shirting yardage.  It was less then ideal (block was too small), so I tried a different setting on my needle and another scrap of blue - Voile it worked perfectly!  Piecing curves used to scare me, but not any more!  Getting the centre perfect is going to require some unpicking, but thats OK as the rest of the block goes together fairly easily.
So now the production lines commences and a new quilt is in progress!
Blue and white quilts has been on my mind for awhile - as images were popping up online and I was sewing miles of binding on these two beauties.
I have made this pattern, in this colour combination before, as well as a autumn toned version.  Its a great scrap quilt pattern and easy to sew.  But I just had this fixation that I had to get rid of those pre cut 5" squares and 5 x 2.5" rectangles. .  
So when the larger sized quilt was finished and there was still a pile of squares and rectangles, I just kept sewing!  There was a whole lot of searching through scrap bins for  neutrals, to get it finished, but I got there in the end.  Simple quilting, scrappy binding and using up some much loved backing resulted in a great finish, I am really happy to donate these as teenage quilts for a children's charity.  
Happy quilting Sue.

7 comments:

  1. I really like the winding ways block, but have never tried it. It looks like a shape that would really benefit from having the Go to do the cutting!

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  2. Your new quilt will be beautiful, as are your other two shown. Wish I could make myself cut my scraps into squares like that. ---"Love"

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  3. Your blue projects are wonderful! Looking forward to seeing Winding Ways progress :)

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  4. Beautiful finishes, Sue! I love blue/white, and I'm sure the recipients will be thrilled with these. This pattern always draws me in, but I have yet to make it--and you have made many. Nice work!

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  5. I love blue and white quilts, and while you can keep your curves, I love, love the other ones.

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