Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Windmills Quilt

This is the second quilt I have made from Sujata Shah's book, Cultural Fusion. I don't think I have ever made more than one quilt from any other book I own. In fact, I doubt I have made anything from most of the quilt books I own! (Kind of  Just like most of my recipe books.) So Cultural Connections is a winner in my opinion.

I started this one a while ago - just after I finished my favourite pink toran (which has been gifted to baby Lily). I decided on Saturday I wanted to have a productive day so I made four simple school skirts and got the top of the 'windmills' quilt finished.

And then on Sunday, I got lots of quilting done. I used perle thread. Possibly I should have used a slightly thicker thread. I also experimented using a chenille needle, but found that hard going as the needles are quite thick and not very sharp.

I plan to channel my inner Red Pepper and bind in a black and white stripe.

Speaking of black and white, this is one of the skirts I made. I wore it to school today.

As per usual, bargain fabric from Designer Textile Outlet in Otara. Bought a while ago.


  1. That quilt top is great Karyn - really fun and vibrant and your quilting is perfect for it - makes me think I really need to try handquilting again.

  2. I just got home from teaching a class on Windmills in MD. I love your version of this quilt and again, your hand quilting too. I use John James embroidery needles for quilting with Perle cotton thread. Your might want to give them a try.