Block 5

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Eventually finishing the quilting on this one after a very frustrating and annoying false start, when I tried to quilt too fast and the friction on the thread caused it to fray, split and break several times. What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is a very thick block: the way that Amy has taught it (in the 2012 BOM course) which means that there are several layers of fabric, in addition to the wadding and backing. Therefore it's quite easy to cause friction by sewing too fast, so that the thread will break. It's best just to chug along slowly and you'll find that the thread shouldn't then break. I spent a while unpicking my first effort and could have saved myself all that hassle by being a bit more patient in the first place. A very good illustration of the old adage "More haste less speed"! It's all a learning curve ...

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric
  • polyester thread and wadding.

Q&A with patz in suffolk

4bird2 asked:
Thanks for the advice. I have a tendency to go too fast and get lost. You should be so proud of this accomplishment, lookin' good. I can't wait to see them all together. (I'm still practicing.)
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you. I think my problem is that I don't do enough practice - I'm always in too much of a hurry to get on with it!
Pam NZ asked:
Your quilting has modernised this mod block even more... no sign of any problems now, that's for sure but thanks for the tips (will remember this one when I get around to it)
patz in suffolk answered:
I quite like this block - it's got a certain "snappiness" (for want of a better word) about it. Thank you for your kind remarks, Pam.
K Lee 2Strings asked:
Very pretty! Love you fairies!
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you - I quite like the fairies too.
NanaJeanFL asked:
Ooo Pat! I love your quilting on this one. Very complimentary. You're inspiring me!
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you. Nice to know I'm not actually putting anyone off!!
Caraline2 asked:
love it
patz in suffolk answered:

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