Quilters on the American frontier were inspired by the world around them. They stitched up log cabins, rail fences, bear paws, and flying geese. And, of course, they stitched up windmills.
You see, windmills dotted the Great Plains, pumping water from deep underground. When dry spells left the earth parched, a windmill could pump enough water to cook, bathe, wash, and water crops. Now that’s a quilt-worthy feat!
This week Jenny is whipping up a simple Breezy Windmills quilt using precut 2.5 inch strips. It’s a pretty jelly roll pattern that comes together quickly with strip sets in every color of the rainbow!
A windmill is the ultimate symbol of optimism. It takes a nuisance like persistent wind and turns it into a source of power. And the harder the wind blows, the more good it does! If only all our troubles could be transformed so easily!
Today’s new quilt celebrates the happy, dependable work of the windmill. Jenny uses a Simple Wedge Template to make it a quick and easy project.
Above, is the diagram of this quilt and if you click on the image you will get a FREE downloadable/ printable PDF of all of the supplies needed and well as your own diagram.
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