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Windmill Wall Hanging

January 31, 2018
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Or “Christmas Presents Part 2: The Finally”…

I made a wall hanging quilt for my mom who likes windmills. She actually gave me the embroidery/quilt pattern about 4 years ago, which you can see in my very first instagram post!

The windmill is about 10″ x 16″ so it took a while to embroider, and about halfway through I decided I didn’t like the extra barbed wire pattern. Once the embroidery was done, I pretty much just winged it sewing strips and squares together until I liked the size. Thankfully I have a lot of blue quilting cotton laying around…

I threw together a backing, and sandwiched it with some batting. Quilting on a regular sewing machine is no joke, super annoying even with a walking foot. Granted I don’t have the best setup for it since my machine is in a desk. I’m really rooting for Mom to get the fancy long arm quilting machine that she wants now that I know how much a pain it is.

I’m pretty sure I didn’t do a great job with the binding, but since it’s just a wall hanging I didn’t care so much. I might review some tutorials before I eventually bind my big blue quilt. But that will be a long time from now since I’m hand quilting it… and the kittens have decided it’s a great bed.

~Molly

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Bia permalink
    January 31, 2018 7:21 am

    As your mama and recipient of the windmill, I LOVE IT!!!! Reminds us of where I grew up!

  2. melinda m stein permalink
    January 31, 2018 7:49 am

    I think it’s fabulous! I also love that some of the border has windmill fabric.

  3. February 1, 2018 1:23 pm

    Awwww. How sweet! It’s so pretty!!!

    I have been trying to find tutorials for quilt binding too so if you find any to share, let me know please!

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