November 2012 retreat project sample

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo the 10 minute block by Suzanne McNeill Link to website or photo youtube.com What are you most proud of? I finished it in about two hours, including the borders. Now, I just need to add the binding. The quilting went a bit awry when I started with metallic thread and had a devil of a time with breakage. I soon switched to regular thread to save my sanity!! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be patient when lining up the blocks and the inside diamond, its a bit fiddly.

What you will need

  • Moda layer cake.

Q&A with Wazoo Sue

fullerpam1010604 asked:
Wazoo Sue answered:
thank you
patz in suffolk asked:
Wish I could do feathers like that! It's lovely! I love the backing fabric too.
Wazoo Sue answered:
Feathers are fun once you get the hang of the shape. Trust me, I didn't post the photo of the wonky one...
K Lee 2Strings asked:
It's very pretty and great for the holidays. I can see that getting those curves to come to the edge of the block at the exact same point would be very tricky, but to finish in only two hours is pretty amazing. Lovely quilting, too.
Wazoo Sue answered:
The center diamonds just happen when you open the block up! No trying to get curves at all. That comes from rolling the bias edge inward and stitching it down. I used invisible thread and a tiny zig zag stitck. Worked great!
JBlixt asked:
Wonderful quilt! This is the same pattern I used on my trick or treat quilt. I didn't curve my edges on the middle blocks but think I will the next time I use the pattern.
Wazoo Sue answered:
Thanks. I am going to make one with 5" squares and leave the centers square.
pjds78 asked:
I love your new project. Your stitching is so perfect, I could never do that. I admire people with your kind of talent. I'm just starting at piecing quilts together. I am too afraid to quilt so I normally tie my quilts. Hopefully one day soon I can take classes in quilting . I'm self taught at all that I do craft wise. Anyway, Thanks for sharing your beautiful art work.
Wazoo Sue answered:
You're welcome. Keep practicing your quilting, you will get better with time. Do some stitch in the ditch or straight line echoing around your piecing. It looks great and is fun to do! That's where I started.