This quilt was made as part of a challenge project, sponsored by Silver Dollar City in Missouri. The rules were: The quilt must be 36” square, hand quilted, and made from the Marti Michelle line of fabrics from Spring. No more than 10% of the fabrics could be solid colors. The batting was chosen from the Fairfield collection.
What I learned was that I didn’t want to do any more challenges of this kind. I prefer working with my own fabrics.
This is part of a series of quilts incorporating constructed tucks into a pieced background. The tucks are a single dark color on one side in each of the four modules. On the other side of the tucks is a gradation of dark to light in a different color. The backgrounds are pieced, so that diagonal lines cross the four modules. The diagonal lines radiate out from the center of the quilt, reminiscent of the traditional Windmill block. On the back of the quilt are four traditional Windmill blocks set in a crazy-pieced background.