Lots of Winding Ways

I am finding the Inklingo 3″ Deluxe Winding Ways blocks absolutely irresistible.

So much so I had to make a couple with these little floral and soft green fabrics. This is one of the variations in the Deluxe collection – the centre, dividing pieces are just a bit larger. The camera doesn’t seem to like these fabrics as this looks much prettier in person than it does in the photo! There will be a few more made with these fabrics and they’re going to be, I think, turned into a special mug rug for someone. I think that all the pictures can now be seen in a larger size by just clicking on them. At least I hope they can. 

Then a classic red and white. Even though the blocks are tiny, I am very tempted to make this a lap quilt — just because I love the look of quilts made with tiny blocks and it would be another two-colour quilt.

I’m now grading the seams as I sew these little gems. It really does make a big difference when pressing and is, I think, worth the few seconds it takes. 

And, of course, lots more of the French General blocks. I think this one will end up about a 27″ or 30″ square wallhanging. I’m in the process of organizing the pieces for these three into one project box.  

Now there’s news that there will be a 12″ Inklingo Winding Ways collection! That has me thinking about fabrics that would work for the larger block. One of the things that making all the masks I’ve made over the past year has done is give me confidence in my ability to do some curved piecing by machine so I am gong to attempt to sew a 12″ Winding Ways block by machine or at least part of it by machine. I’m actually rather looking forward to trying.  

Baxter has a new favourite spot. Sometimes it seems as though as soon as the chair is empty, he takes over.  I took photo this at night with my phone so it’s not as clear as it could be, but the look on his face made me laugh.

“Making Miniatures”


7 thoughts on “Lots of Winding Ways

  1. I’m enjoying making my 3″ winding ways block. This quilt pattern has never before come my way. I never considered grading the seams. Thanks for the idea


  2. Clicked onto the “Toon” and read the words, what a timely one, and your own blocks on the wall, this is a real beauty . I love your soft fabric colours, and so small, I am amazed at your stitching, my fingers would stall at that every time. Waiting to see the next one off the production line. Curved seams are so easy on the machine, just use LOTS of pins and go slowly, I snip the top fabric so the outer curve fits so nicely onto the bottom one.And this is an ordinary paper pattern, not an Inklingo one.


  3. Wow! My heart stopped when I saw that French general fabric one! Drool….
    I can’t wait to get back to my French general fabrics one day. I use to collect every line…I had to stop buying fabric and try to sew my way out of what I have one day. Well, it doesn’t go bad and actually turned out to be a good investment, since prices have gone up from way back when I was in purchase mode.

    You do beautiful work Cathi!


    • I keep thinking about this little project and am contemplating adding more French General fabrics to the mix and making it bigger. I’m so glad I bought what I did of the fabrics as well as they are just gorgeous and I love that the collections all seem to play nicely together.



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