Block 10

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Getting it finished! Although I found the feathers on Block 9 easy, quilting feathers round in a circle was quite a different kettle of fish! They certainly don't bear close inspection and, if it didn't involve so much work, and if I had some guarantee that they'd come out better next time, I'd either rip the lot out or do a complete new block. However, as Leah reassures us, people may not look at it in great detail (apart from on this website!!!) and notice the ropiness of the quilting, so I'll leave it as it is. I haven't got enough leftover fabric in any case, so I'll have to be satisfied! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Draw the feathers first several times on scrap paper before practising on your practice quilt and don't try this until you've got your head round how the feathers have to lie on the curves - I wish I'd done so!

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric
  • polyester thread and wadding.

Q&A with patz in suffolk

4bird2 asked:
This is beautiful. I can see that we both love purple. :)
patz in suffolk answered:
Yes - ROYAL purple - the colour of kings!
4bird2 asked:
And the feathers look awesome. I think you're very brave for trying them. Leah's comment about getting good at ripping is appropriate, that is not what we want to be good at. This is our platform for critiquing, nobody else will know, notice, care, or have any concern whatsoever.
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you for the words of comfort! The Craftsy platform is such a super-duper invention - we can all see lots of projects that we'd never see otherwise and we're all learning from each other - and not just learning from the good things, but from our mistakes and other people's as well!
Pam NZ asked:
You should be MORE than satisfied... your feathers are GREAT!!! As for your pebbles... geez you've left me for dead! Just fantastic!
patz in suffolk answered:
You're too kind, Pam! Thank you!
K Lee 2Strings asked:
Wow! You're FMQ is astounding! Another gorgeous block! I'm still struggling with pebbles, but yours are just fantastic!
patz in suffolk answered:
Trouble is, my pebbles get smaller and smaller, which makes it quite time-consuming. I shall have to practise doing bigger ones before I embark on any more! Thank you for your kind remark.
NanaJeanFL asked:
Mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm!
patz in suffolk answered:
I thought "grrrr, grrrr, grrr" when doing those darned feathers!

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