Introducing: Heather's "Synergistic Windmills"
|77" x 77"|
Summer 2009 - Jan 2013
This was started in summer 2009. It's been worked on in fits and spurts when she's been home for college breaks and spent all of last summer stuck in deep storage lacking only its binding. It is Heather's first quilt, but I've helped her a lot because it is NOT a beginner quilt. From the self-taught paper piecing to the fussy-cut and mitered borders and back diamonds to hand stitching black binding onto a black back, this 77-incher was a bit of a bear. But a gorgeous bear!
We cracked down yesterday and today with some movies and worked the binding together.
The pattern is Jinny Beyer's "Synergy". Heather wanted her quilt's name to spotlight the windmills she sees in it.
It was longarm quilted by Patty Butcher before we moved away from her in Florida. Lots of ditch work here~!! Love what she did with the borders:
I let the afternoon light glare on the quilt since you'd not see the quilting otherwise. The blacks in this are pitch. Nothing charcoal about it, front or back.
We made squares out of the border cast-offs from the mitering process and set them into the backing of Kona Black.
So thrilled for Heather that her first quilt is finished! She's got her first solo quilt in the works - a cool depiction of the 12 Dungeons & Dragons dragons in their environments. Entirely her own design and everything. Don't hold your breath, though - she's away at college the vast majority of the time, so nothing's happening with that before Spring Break.
Thanks to these great hosts for superb inspirational link-ups! You should check these places out for more cool projects folks have finished. :D