Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Windham Wednesday's with Sweet Wish & Giveaway!

Do you love batiks? I do! I love the color drenched fabrics with blendy prints. One of these I recently designed with is called Sweet Wish by Jacqueline de Jonge for Windham Fabrics. Let me show you the collection. I hope you like green and turquoise! (The giveaway is 8 fat quarters of these fabrics!)

The contest is over and I have two winners (one for fabric; one for the pattern).

Sweet Wish for Windham Fabrics
I'm working with one of my "go to" patterns that I've made almost a dozen times in the past 25 years. It's the cheater's method for Winding Ways. First, I cut TWO stacks of 25 squares each. The squares on the left are 8" and the ones on the right (using 2 of the prints) are cut 8-1/2".
Two stacks of 25 squares
I traced my Winding Ways template onto freezer paper and then used it to cut out 25 patches. Yes, a lot of work! For some of the patches, I used fusible interfacing (NOT Wonder Under) so that the dark background square wouldn't show through on the top appliqué patch.
Freezer paper template
Here are all 25.
25 Appliqué Winding Ways patches
I selected a turquoise thread for the top and white for the bobbin for my machine and set the stitch to a zigzag. Then I stitched 25 of these. Yes, it took a good bit of time. I got pretty good about going around those curves and stitching the tips!
Winding Ways stitched
Stitching from the back:
Stitching from the back
After I trimmed away the dark background print:


Trimming away the background print
And here are my 25 Winding Ways blocks made with Sweet Wish.

25 Winding Ways blocks
I made another Winding Ways quilt using a Windham Collection called Lemmikki. Click the link to see my steps. And another one using the Hand Maker collection. And here's a VERY detailed tutorial which also shows how to draft Winding Ways blocks.

And, now for the quilt! I think she's so beautiful. Because I used 8" finished blocks, this finishes to 48" x 48". I have plans to quilt this on my Handi Quilter Sweet 16 soon.

Winding Ways Quilt: 48" x 48"
Now for the giveaway. I have 8 fat quarters of Sweet Wish as the prize. This is only available for USA residents (postage is prohibitive internationally). Leave me a comment about this post. Make sure I have your email. (Many, many folks who leave a comment are considered "unknown" and I have NO WAY to reply). If you're nervous about leaving your email, then send me an email with Sweet Wish in the subject line and I'll consider that an entry!

If you are an INTERNATIONAL visitor, let me know. I will choose one international winner for a free pdf copy of the Winding Ways pattern.

Contest is over midnight Saturday June 27 (EST). Yes, it's over!

58 comments:

  1. The colors on that collection are just gorgeous! The contrast of the light and dark shows off each of them very nicely. Not so sure my machine and I can do all those points, but I am up for a small wall hanging.

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  2. Beautiful, I love the colors and the pattern. This is not an easy block to make. Love your method.

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  3. What a stunning quilt!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  4. stunning quilt and absolutely gorgeous fabric!!!
    s5821140@gmail.com

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  5. Beautiful fabric collection and lovely quilt! I can also see using these fabrics to make face masks--they would be very chic!

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  6. Love the sweet wish collection! Your winding ways quilt is a marvelous short cut. The lovely greens and blues look so cool and crisp in contrast to the lighter colors.
    babrumm@hotmail.com

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  7. Lovely fabrics and the pattern is one I may have to give a try. Thanks for the chance to have the FQs!

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  8. That looks like a fun quilt to make. Your colors are beautiful.

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  9. Beautiful colors, love the different prints in the batiks. I'm curious what type of quilting you'll pick for the top. grinnie1961@gmail.com

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  10. Wow, what a gorgeous quilt top! The fabrics are just fabulous and your pattern really shows them off. Thanks for the chance in the giveaway.

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  11. Hi Debby your Quilt is beautiful.Sorry i don"t have a chance to win the FQ.,But winning the pattern would be nice to.Mary NL,Canada

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  12. I love sewing with batiks and your fabric is beautiful! Batiks press so well, it makes a crisp edge that holds it's shape. Your pattern is perfect with this fabric, also.

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  13. The quilt is wonderful, Debby. And the fabrics are stunning. I enjoyed going through your links too, especially to see how the winding ways pattern was drafted. I'm in Canada, and am disappointed to miss out on the fabrics - but agree fully with regards to postage rates. So, include me in the draw for your pattern, with thanks. Take care, stay safe and healthy.

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  14. The fabrics are gorgeous! I have a pattern for the winding ways that is pieced. I like your method better. I may have to try that.

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  15. I love your quilt! The colors are gorgeous!

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  16. Who would love these wonderful fabrics. I think they would make a terrific wall hanging for my bedroom.

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  17. Such pretty fabric. It made a pretty winding ways quilt. dorthac at aol.com

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  18. These batiks are gorgeous and the quilt showcases them perfectly! Have fun quilting the top.

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  19. Great colors. Blues and greens are winners for me. Darlene dhoctor@sbcglobal.net

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  20. I've made a Winding Ways quilt with individual pieces andd it was a bear. Will try your method! Lovely fabrics. Hope I win!

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  21. Love the blend of colors and batiks are beautiful
    darbaby2000@gmail.com

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  22. I just love the colors in those fabrics together. The blocks you made really show them off. I am off to read the other two posts you mentioned.

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  23. Love those colors. Your project looks difficult but what a result. Thanks for the give away

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  24. These batiks are in my absolute favorite colorway.....for quilts, for clothing, you name it! Thank you, Debby, I continue to learn so much from your blog.

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  25. Canadian, here! I am attracted to the Winding Ways block, but never thought to do it as an applique! I love the colour combination.

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  26. I also love batiks. Beachy blues, greens, turquoise and aquas. I especially love the dark one with the monstera leaves. Thank you for the give away and the tutorial for
    Winding Ways. email-peanut13@bellsouth.net

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  27. These are exactly what I've been looking for! I'm collecting fabrics for a seahorse quilt and need green and turquoise. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. Hi Debby! I sure do like the look of your go-to pattern. The secondary pattern formed between each of the appliquéd pieces. This fabric is fabulous for this. I usually use a buttonhole stitch for this type of project, and I've never thought about trimming away the backing fabric. I can see I might have an oops or two if I tried that, but I'm sure practice makes it easier. This is really nice! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  29. LOVE these colors and fabrics!

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  30. i love these colors and your blocks are beautiful. tfs

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  31. Love the fabrics in some of my favorite colors. Your quilt is beautiful. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  32. The colors are so cool and calming

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  33. Winding Ways has always intrigued me. Looks like a very doable way to approach it and I love the fabrics.

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  34. Oh Debby...lovely quilt as usual...your tutorials and use of freezer paper appliqe is my go to for making applique quilts...and I must confess that I use freezer paper as a pattern paper for making dresses and tshirts...lol. Thank you for the giveaway of beautiful colored batiks...

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  35. The colors are beautiful and I have always been interested in the Winding Ways.

    Caryn
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  36. Sweet!!!! I am going over to learn your method in making these “Winding Ways”. Thank you Debby for your generosity. Your work is just beautiful.

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  37. Thanks for sharing your "Winding Ways" with us. The colors are so refreshing looking and makes me think of sitting by the lake.

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  38. This looks like a fun way to break in a new sewing machine. I've always wanted to make a Winding Ways quilt, and those batiks are so lush, what could be better? amityquilter2008@gmail.com

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  39. What a beautiful quilt! Love the colors and the technique is a great one to get it sewn up fast! Thanks for sharing!!

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  40. I love the circles that appear in your quilt! And yes, I do love these colors; my favorite! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Kathleen - kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  41. Green and turquoise are really pretty together and very calming. You did great and love your cheater method for winding ways. Will have to try that soon. Appreciate all your tips and tricks.
    treesrgreen7@gmail.com

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  42. I absolutely love batiks and these colors are beautiful. Great quilt to use them with. Thanks for the interfacing tip!

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  43. Perfect pattern for this fabric! You are on my bookmarks bar for a daily read. ;-) lamujererrante at gmail dot com

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  44. Batiks are a favorite of mine, and these colors are definite favorites. Your Winding Ways quilt turned out lovely. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

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  45. I just found your blog and I'm thrilled to have a chance at these batiks! Green has always been my favorite color. Your quilt is lovely.

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  46. If one hates piecing curves, then this is the method to use! I love this collection!




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  47. Thanks for the chance! I love batiks

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  48. Love the colors!! I have some vintage "Quilt" magazines with you in them so I have "known" you for quite a long time!!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  49. What a sweet quilt. I love those colors. Thank you for offering this giveaway. shades000 at gmail dot com

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  50. Wow, this got the comments coming out in a stream! =) I adore batiks and green is my favorite color, so this would be great to win. Thanks for the chance. I always love any quilt you make with your winding ways, and every time, I think I'll make one soon. This is no different, but that is a particularly pretty one in my favorite colors.

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  51. Those are some of my favorite colors. Winding ways has been a favorite of mine, but I have yet to make it. Your version is just up my alley, no problem sewing around those curves.
    djcutting2(at)gmail(dot)com
    A PDF pattern would be fantastic, thanks for giveaway.

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  52. Love aqua/teal color. And I made that quilt of yours a few years ago.. Gave it away as a gift. Now I'm making 2 quilts, both teal and peach, one for a wedding gift.

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  53. What's not to love about these fabrics, colors and pattern! Thanks for the chance to win. joyecox@yahoo.com

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  54. My dining room is green, white, and cobalt blue. This block and colors would make a beautiful runner.

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  55. What a clever mind you have! Love this!!

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  56. I have always loved that pattern and hope to make it sometime soon. Those are great fabrics that you used.

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  57. I love the colors and the pattern.

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