The Windmill Quilt Block
The Windmill is another twirling 4-patch quilt block, similar to the pinwheel quilt block.
It is an easy block to construct, as it is made with all squares and half square triangles. As you can see from the picture to the left, there are 8 squares, and 8 half square triangles.
Value is very important, as the windmill blocks must stand out. In this block the corner patches are also darker.
This block has a lot of diagonal movement, which makes it a nice addition to a sampler quilt. However, this block is often made with a white or light background, with various colored windmills.
Determine the sized of your patches, and make your half square triangles. Cut your squares to match, and then sew them together using good piecing and pressing techniques, and you are done.
Wall Hanging any size
Baby 36x36 up to 52x52
Lap 52-68 x 52-96
Twin 64-72 x 86-96
Full 70-88 x 88-100
Queen 88-99 x 94-108
King 94-108 x 94-108
Pre-cut Quilt Squares
Many beginning quilters like to buy quilt pre-cut quilt squares. While itis convenient, be aware you will need a lot of them. Here is approx how many 4-inch squares you need for the following size quilts without borders.
Finishing Your Project