Tarnished Windmill was designed and inspired by the Reclaimed West Fabric line designed by Judel and Judy Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures and is designed for foundation paper piecing by Bradley and Judy Niemeyer. These instructions teach a new technique (developed in 2014) that expands on their traditional foundation paper piecing approach using strip-piecing to complete the lone star units. To complete the stars, strips are sewn onto foundation paper to complete a ‘Strip Set’. After the strip sets are completed, they are cut apart, rearranged, and resewn into a diamond star point. The technique evolved from seeing some common assembly approaches between the Summer Solstice and Bali Fever backgrounds. Judy began experimenting with ways to speed up the creation of a lone star block with a strip to eliminate cutting, while also minimizing fabric waste.The finished quilt measures 60" x 60".
The Tarnished Windmill star was designed using 3" strips for the strip piecing. It incorporates the windmill block developed with the Reclaimed West fabric collection. The general assembly process was designd with no Y-Seams. It uses yardage very efficiently at just over 7 yards of fabric for the top.
NOTE: You will need
• Backing 3 7/8 yards (of 42" regular fabric)
• Batting 2 yards, Hobbs 80/20
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Tarnished Windmil Kit is available separately. Each kit includes the fabrics needed to make the quilt top including borders and binding. Pattern and backing are not included in the kit. The fabrics will be matched as closely as possible to the picture. Some substitutions may occur due to availability of fabrics.
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