Today I will outline the final steps to assembling the Dutch Windmill quilt block. This is my favorite stage of the block development because I love seeing all the pieces come together to make a finished product. Remember, I’m not giving away all my secrets to this block, so for information regarding measurements, cutting & pressing, as well as nifty tips and tricks, you will have to purchase the pattern from my Etsy page or you can contact me directly and I will send you a PayPal invoice.
Dutch Windmill Tutorial Part 4
Step 1: Take 1 of the remaining pre-made windmill blade sections and set it along the left side of the mill house. Align as described in the pattern, stitch in place, press and trim as directed.
Step 2: Take one of your “K” pieces and align it on the opposite side of the windmill blade. Align as described in the pattern, stitch in place, press and trim as directed.
Step 3: Using your last blade section, attach one of the “K” pieces to each side as described in the instructions. Press and trim.
Step 4: Set up your 3 block sections as shown. Stitch the 2 center blades to one of the sky sections, then to the other. Be careful to align all seams and press as directed, or nothing will fit smoothly.
Step 5: Your final step is to attack the “L” triangles to each of the 4 corners. Make sure you have properly trimmed your block as instructed or they will not fit properly.
Step 6: The last thing you have to do is to press and trim your block. For complete directions on how to do this you will need to purchase the full PDF pattern from my Etsy shop for $5.00.
I hope you have enjoyed the Dutch Windmill Tuesday Tutorial and I hope you will give the pattern a try. It is a bit more time consuming then most quilt patterns, but once you have made a few blocks, they go quite quickly.
Have a GREAT week everyone~