I put Winterset on the quilting machine and spent yesterday afternoon quilting, quilting, and more quilting. I would love to spend the whole day at my machine today, but I'm filling in down at the shop. The cross-hatched center is just what I wanted. It is simple and old fashioned and really sets off the windmill. I'm using Dream Wool batting which gives it that little extra loft.
All free-motion feathers in the squares and stitch in the ditch around the rest of the block.
I'm very pleased with the way the borders surround the quilt with little diamonds. I'm anxious to get the first pass finished on this quilt, so I can take it off of the machine to see the full effects of my quilting. I will then turn the quilt and finish the two other borders. That step will take me longer, but I'm vertically challenged when it comes to feathers, and need to quilt side to side and not up and down.
I ended up ripping out this design around the windmill. Unfortunately I quilted one in each corner. The plan was to have them in all four corners. After completing two of the patterns, I knew it just wasn't right. I had way too much open space that needed something.....I'll sleep on it and come up with something on Friday.
I hope you all have a quiltingly, wonderful day.