Quilted blocks from BOM 2012

What you will need

  • Cotton quilting fabric

Q&A with mpac5000

Di4N4 asked:
Your quilting looks beautiful!! I have not even begun to quilt my 2012 BOM ... I was thinking I might do the individual block method, since my space is very limited, right now... It looks like you did one block at a time? Is that correct? If so, I am feeling very inspired by your work. I love the way the sashing sets off your blocks! Good job!
mpac5000 answered:
Thanks. The quilt a block at a time method has been wonderful. I did not get as over whelmed with one at a time. My thought was if I mess up I only have to redo one block. I was happy with the way it turned out.. Do it and enjoy. Practice until you feel more comfortable. Don't expect it to be perfect. Leah keeps reminding us of this.
NanaJeanFL asked:
Well done mpac!! I so envy your bravery. I just can't seem to get up my nerve to try FMQ. Everything about this is just lovely - colors, sashing and especially your quilting :D
mpac5000 answered:
Jean, you do great work. Give FMQ a try. I purchased some printed baby panels and holiday panels and practiced FMQ on them. Nothing lost if I did not like it. I could bind it and give it away. So far so good. Leah keeps telling us not to be a perfectionist just do it. The one block at a time makes a really big difference. Just do it.
4bird2 asked:
Hooray! Nice work mpac5000. It's clear to see that you've been practicing. Where do I find the best instructions for doing a block at a time? I think that this is just what I need to do. Wrestling fabric with a large piece is not a good time for me. I would like to try this method.
mpac5000 answered:
Leah addresses doing the quilt a block at a time through out the video for this class. The first thing you do is add 2 1/2" strips around each block. then measure 1 " from the edge of the completed sampler block and mark all the way around. Quilt each block as Leah shows us. In the last part of the video, she gives us the instruction for putting the blocks together either by hand or by machine. I used my machine and loved how it came together. Practice the different patterns. I made a sewing machine cover and quilted that as a practice piece. I didn't want to waste fabric. The preprinted quilt baby panels are fun to practice on.

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