July BOM

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I love how this quilt is coming together. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I pressed my seams open on the traditional Dresden Plate and back stitched at the beginning of each seam. In hind sight, I wish I had pressed the seams of the Modern Dresden Wheel toward the yellow instead of pressing to all one direction. It would have made the flower "Pop" to the top and the green sit lower. I am a perfectionist, but I wasn't about to re-do it after sewing the outer circle...you know, one of those things that only the quilter will see. I also used the fusible interfacing method for the circles. But, I decided it was to bulky, so I removed it after I pressed the circle. One other note...I used pinking sheers instead of clipping the curves.

What you will need

  • 100% cotton

Q&A with Gabisew

ftkfowler asked:
Beautiful colors.
Gabisew answered:
Thank you!
Beth245 asked:
I think you have done a stunning job - like the idea of the pinking sheers.
Gabisew answered:
thank you.
Sewingal asked:
I love how you used the same fabric as the background fabric for your spokes. It makes it almost spin...:) Great job.!
Gabisew answered:
Thank you
double d asked:
I love the way the circle seems to be part of the background. I'm wondering if it's the background fabric that makes the difference or the fact that you hand appliqued. I'm still deciding on fabric for mine.
Gabisew answered:
I believe it has to do with color value along with hand applique. The yellow appears closer or on top of the green. Lighter colors will appear to be on top. I also wanted it to look like a flower to go along with my nature theme.

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