Block 17

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I rather liked doing the escargots. Leah had suggested escargot in the middle of an earlier block, but as I had a fairy in it, I didn't have a got at escargots. I've certainly done a few now! What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you're going to do the escargots on this block, don't make them too small - I did and it's flattened the block out rather a lot.

What you will need

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

Q&A with patz in suffolk

Darns asked:
All your blocks are coming along fabulously! You go, girl! I had the same thing with the escargots - flattened the block. It's hard to change scale on some of these quilting motifs - more practice, I guess.
patz in suffolk answered:
Everything I do seems to get smaller - my "pebbles" are more like grit!
K Lee 2Strings asked:
You are almost done with the FMQ on this quilt! I just know you'll love it! I'm pretty sure that I'll like doing escargots, too, because in and out spirals are my "go to" stitch. If you find that this stitch flattens out your block, you can remember to use it on background sections that you want to recede so that another piece of the block can stand out strongly in relief.
patz in suffolk answered:
That's an excellent idea! Thank you! My quilting won't be finished until after Christmas now as I've let it creep up on me and I'm left with far too many other things to do!
Ann C asked:
Everything has turned out beautiful...I am still working on the stitch in the ditch, as I put my quilt together already...it certainly got heavier! But I am totally enjoying the process...will post my ME quilt when it is done. Stay tuned...
patz in suffolk answered:
I'm looking forward to seeing it, Ann! Thank you for your kind remarks.
Caraline2 asked:
wow, that was a very good effort, love it
patz in suffolk answered:
Thanks, Caraline!
Pam NZ asked:
Oh this block is full of fun! Love the baby escargots... so cute! Well done big time!
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you Pam. I think, if I were to do this block again, I'd do it slightly differently as I don't think the little "flags" are at all well arranged!

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