Block 11

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The little fan things in the small triangles - they came out acceptably well (rather to my surprise). Again, the feathers were a pain! The tramlines were okay, but I didn't get them quite as even as I'd intended. Never mind - next time perhaps? What advice would you give someone starting this project? As with Block 10, it would be a good idea to take some time to draw the feathers on a piece of paper in the zig-zag formation first, to see exactly how they should be placed in the angles - I didn't! My problem is, I'm always in such a hurry to get it all finished!

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric
  • cotton thread for piecing
  • polyester thread for quilting and polyester wadding.

Q&A with patz in suffolk

Cat Sultan asked:
It's so cool how those loops in the triangles make them stand out. I think your quilting is coming along great! Looks like your cat would love to sit on it. (;
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you - I'm rather trying to run before I can walk - patience isn't my best virtue! Yes - Rupert looks very interested when I put the blocks on the floor to photograph them (but he'll just have to look longingly!)!
Darns asked:
I think your cat has designs on making this his quilt!
patz in suffolk answered:
Yes, but Rupert's got another think coming!
4bird2 asked:
Lovely, I especially like the corners, what a great job. I'm still practicing.
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you - you're so kind to me!
Pam NZ asked:
Love this one Patricia! Those wee fans are just perfect, perfect in their space, and perfectly FMQ'd, go you! Feathers look damned good too from this side of the world and under the magnifier. Well done!
patz in suffolk answered:
Oh - goodness - put that magnifier away! As I said to 2Strings, the feathers look as if they've come off a dying duck in a thunderstorm! I'm quite pleased with the fans, though - they were comparatively easy.
Ann C asked:
You are making me think twice that all the different designs would make for a very busy quilt,,,yours is looking fantastic
patz in suffolk answered:
I think this quilt is really a sampler, or at least a learning expertience - at least that's what I'm treating it as.

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