Step 6: Windmilled Four-Patch

Let's jump ahead to what the four patches will look like:

I put together two pairs of squares, each of which will have the seam allowance pressed to one side. Then I line them up against each other, so the seam allowances go in opposite directions, and sew them together. After that, I pop apart the ends of the first two seams, so that I can spread the seams at the intersection flat.

Notice how the pressing has rotational symmetry. This is important. It's also important that they all spin in the same direction.  Getting them to all spin in the same direction is managed by always having the upper seam allowance pointed up, as they go through the sewing machine.
<p>What a wonderful sewing machine! :)</p>
<p>Love it. Just beautiful! I think I want to make this quilt. </p>
Very nice, and artistic!
This is beautiful! Quilting is definitely on my list of things I simply must learn to do.
This is absolutely beautiful!
Nice project. It reminds me of this photo I took in Paris:<br><br>http://www.flickr.com/photos/drewski/4112733857/
i see the maze pattern generated is dated april 2009 - how long did it take to make? (i quilt too - just spent 5 hrs making a pieced pillowcase [top only, no quilting] to match a quilt i made about 5 yrs ago -- yeah to me for keeping the 'useless' scraps!!)
That wasn't actually an easy question to answer; between printing the chart and photographing the top, about six weeks of real time (Sept.-Nov. 2010). Then it sat unquilted for about three months, and was quilted within the space of a week.<br><br>I don't manage to work on anything every single day, and I don't get more than an hour or two together when I do work on it; it's a common pattern for me to make a top, then let it sit while I quilt the previous top, or make the next one. (I generally have 2-3 projects on the go, but not more than that.)
and people wonder why we don't sell our quilts or if we do, why they're priced so high...
Hey, what a wonderful idea. If I had a sewing machine I would be doing one of this now. <br>I loved the photo. At first sight it looked as if it were part of the desingn. The tree's shadow make it look really nice. It would be a a good Idea to make one with an image on it, so you'll have the maze and an image to decor your room.
Photographing a quilt in wintertime where I am is pretty tough :)<br><br>If you're doing a more subtle set of color choices, using the gridded fusible web method of putting together a &quot;postage stamp&quot; quilt might work better. I think I only got away with unit piecing due to having most of the units the same.
I really should try this. I haven't quilted sense I left high school, But I remember it was fun.
A maze ing!
BEAUTIFUL. Wish I was that talented!
Breathtakingly beautiful ... took the words right out of my mouth! Amazing!
All Quilters are insane by nature, You may very well be the queen of quiltdom! This is breathtakingly beautiful.
Beautifully done, it must require great concentration. The design, color and execution are very strong. <br><br>I was immediately reminded of Annie Alber's seminal mid-century textiles work at THe Bauhaus and at Black Mountain College near our home. You are aware of her stuff I'm sure, here is a link to MOMA's slideshow:<br> <br>http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?criteria=O%3AAD%3AE%3A96&amp;page_number=5&amp;template_id=1&amp;sort_order=1
What a great idea! I was just talking to my kids about making a maze quilt a couple days ago. Now that I know it's not a crazy idea, I can make one for our house without worrying if I'm crazy lol.
this is really cool, I would buy one in a heart beat from you if you sold them

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