Block 7

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Keeping the "beach balls" feel, by quilting spirals (although they're not very even!). What advice would you give someone starting this project? As most of us are putting our own interpretation on this block, look at it carefully first before deciding on exactly how you're going to quilt it.

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric
  • polyester thread and wadding.

Q&A with patz in suffolk

4bird2 asked:
This is an awesome block. I like the way the stippling causes the circular areas to pop. this deviation from the original block design is most attractive to me.
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you. I didn't do any quilting in the middle as I thought the rather busy fabrics didn't need it. In any case, I've a feeling there was a bit of a "puff" there that might result in a pleat somewhere!!
Pam NZ asked:
Well clever clogs, you've been holding out on us big time! Forget learning to walk, just go straight to marathon running! I think you've given this block personality plus! Well done, I stand in awe :-)
patz in suffolk answered:
Well - I suppose you could say that my FMQing is suffering for my wanting to run before I can walk! It's nowhere near as good as I would like it to be. I shall just have to put this project down to practice and hope no one looks at it too closely!
tomib asked:
U did all that stippling free motion? WOW! I've signed up for the course but have not started yet. I better get busy. Lovely job?
patz in suffolk answered:
It's not stippling - it's "bubbles" - little circles, but I can't seem to make them larger like the ones demonstrated by Leah Day on the course - mine just seem to get smaller and smaller ...
K Lee 2Strings asked:
One pretty block after another! Love the FMQ!
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you!
desna asked:
Gosh!!!! pat you are doing fantastic quilting! This is gorgeous and you have given the beach balls such movement.
patz in suffolk answered:
Yes - they're still bouncing! Thank you!

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