Block 18

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Getting it to look okay, even though I was a bit worried that I wouldn't! (Some of the blades are a bit wonky, but it hasn't put me off the idea of possibly making a whole quilt with Dresden Plate blocks!) What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go for it!

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric
  • polyester wadding and polyester thread for the FMQ (as recommended by Leah Day).

Q&A with patz in suffolk

saxostamper asked:
Hello Pat, I have been really busy working and not had anytime to look at anything, today is my first opportunity and have signed up for leah's free motion class and with my extra hard earned money have just purchased a Janome Horizon MC8200QC machine with an 11" free arm ! ! Any hoo, I am waffling - this looks absoluately amazing !
patz in suffolk answered:
You are going to have such fun with this class! I'd recommend the "quilt as you go" method if, like me, you've never done much FMQ before, particularly on a big quilt. Wow! You'll positively whizz through this with your snazzy machine now!
Pam NZ asked:
WOW look at those squiggles! Very classy!
patz in suffolk answered:
The squiggles were the easiest bit, much to my surprise. It's the straight lines that faze me!
bartolli asked:
I love the colors, very pretty, nice job.
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you - this is my third project with this range of fabric, so I shall look forward to a change!
Julie Leonard asked:
Beautiful colors and awesome quilting!
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you - I need so much more practice, but I'm always in too much of a hurry. Patience is not something I have a lot of!
Caraline2 asked:
Love this one Patricia
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you, Caraline - I'm on the home straight now and simply dying to finish this! It's been such a marathon as I didn't start until October!

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