Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 »
Type of item: Functional
Style: Classic, Traditional
Bits and pieces left over from earlier projects.
What was your inspiration?
Amy Gibson's BOM Course 2012.
What are you most proud of?
I got through this one on a wing and a song! My husband made me a thick cardboard template, but I don't know quite what I did wrong, as when I came to put the fairy in the middle, the disc only just covered the raw ends of the blades in one place. I therefore fiddled it around a bit (too mean to cut out another fairy from my precious bit of fairy material, in case I needed it later) and managed to machine zig-zag over the discrepancy. I just hope it holds! One of the blades is a bit wonky, but I AM a learner!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
It's easier than it looks! Now that I know what I'm doing (more or less) I might just make a whole quilt of Dresden Plates.