Real Progress on the Winding Ways

Twenty seven down, fifty four to go!

I am 1/3 of the (winding) way in the block construction phase. Hooray!

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11 Responses to Real Progress on the Winding Ways

  1. tirane93 says:

    these blocks are just gorgeous and you’re doing strong work here. keep after it, because i’m really looking forward to seeing this quilt finished!

  2. fortquilt says:

    Thank you, tirane93, for the encouragement.

  3. Ann says:

    beautiful scrappy but organized inspires me to get out winding ways block parts I started several years ago

  4. Trudi G says:

    Truly beautiful I just received and am using my cutter for the first time today. I am very disappointed. I wonder if you would comment on how you liad this out on the cutter for a newbie like me. i have tried the strips, and the log cabin and tryly believe I could cut much faster my old way.

    • fortquilt says:

      In regards to cutting the pieces for a Winding Ways quilt, all the cutting for this 81 block quilt was done in less than two hours. Given all the curved pieces, I cannot imagine doing that well using templates and a scissors or rotary cutter. I cut out all the reds and then all the creams separately. I started out with six layers but found that too difficult to crank through the machine so I switched to four layers which worked much more easily. I just covered the die with 8 1/2 by 10 inch pieces, four layers deep.

      I have used and like the strip cutters, too. I have ordered the log cabin die, but have not received it yet. I can see how you might be able to cut strips faster with a ruler and rotary cutter, but I liked using the GO! for that as well since I am guaranteed accuracy, something I don’t necessarily maintain by using a ruler and rotary cutter.
      All that said, I encourage you to find your own “best way.” Good luck!

  5. Trudi G says:

    Thanks! you have given me hope!

  6. jojo says:

    I’m in love with your blocks but equally am enjoying your view of your home. Love all the wood and big picture window. What a great place to stitch. 🙂

  7. SoozeM says:

    Wow that is just gorgeous!!!

  8. Valerie S. says:

    Lovely. Someone will be lucky to get this one. I enjoy the fact that you are using scrappy fabrics.

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  10. Glenna says:

    Your blocks are just beautiful. I just love them. I am a big fan of two color quilts, but this is so pretty,

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