Monday, December 12, 2011

Winding Ways Block

Well, I am working on some samples for a Winding Ways class I am teaching at the City Quilter  in February.

As we found out at our last meeting - Templates can be your friend (I can't wait to get my hands on a set of the Five-Point Star Template set from EZ Quilting.) For this project I am using the Marti Michell templates to cut out the pieces - these are a gem. Easy to cut out lots of the shapes in no time at all. So I have been slicin' and dicin'. 

Who would have thought sewing the blocks is WAY easier than picking out the fabric.  Here are two versions I am working on - not really happy with either - but at least it is a start.

The first is an Amish inspired design

The second is a Kaffe/Westminster inspired design.

When everything is sewn I think I will have a few samples that are well planned out and one that just uses all the rejected pieces - and you know what - I bet I will like the real scrappy one. (yes scrappy is usually best!)


  1. Hey John . . . you mentioned the Five-Point Star - something I also want to get my hands on, but can't find it on the website - wondering if you know what it is called, other than "Five-Point Star"? Love your Winding Ways, btw!

  2. @ Chris - I know I can't find it. Maybe it isn't on the market yet.

  3. Although the Amish-inspired one is nice, I like the scrappy one best. I have a similar one started out of batiks. I got the pattern from a magazine, and it was called "Wheel of Mystery". It's definitely challenging! The templates are a must...for sure.

  4. Love the Kaffe version in the making...


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