Friday, July 13, 2018

Double Windmill quilt - want to make your own?

Last week I blogged about a new podcast - The Quilt Fiction Podcast - by my friend Frances Dowell.  Frances is reading chapters from her latest novel - new episodes each Friday.

The Friendship Album is a story about 5 woman - Eula, Bess, Florence, Emmeline and Dorothy - who gather together as a group based on their mutual love for quilting.  In each episode, we hear a few more chapters of their story.

Recently Frances and I worked together on a quilt pattern inspired by a newspaper clipping she found circa 1930s.  The pattern is now available for free!

Her quilt is gorgeous - see it here.   She used 1930s themed fabric to create her quilt and the free quilt pattern is designed around that colorway -

I wanted to play around with other color-ways (EQ7 makes this so easy!).  Aren't these fun?

My favorite may very well be the second one or maybe the last one!

Read more about the quilt and get the free pattern here.

One of my key goals for 2018 was to collaborate with other quilters & bloggers.  I'm pleased to share my very first result!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. The second one is my favorite. I like the way the medium blue forms a secondary design that really moves across the quilt.

  2. What a fun collaboration, Patty. I love getting to see it in other colorways. :)

  3. Thank you for the free pattern; I have a stash of 30s reproduction which would be perfect for this quilt. Also, thanks for the heads up on the podcast, I started listening to it several weeks ago and listened to the first four episodes twice since I enjoyed it so much. Wonderful story. And I just realized, thanks to you, there's a new episode today which is great because I have some sewing to go along with listening. Have a great weekend!

  4. The different color ways all look so different!

  5. It's so nice to be able to play with colors in EQ. All the colorways look very fun.

  6. Thanks for introducing me to the Friendship Album podcast. I signed up and have listened to most of the released chapters.


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