Where has this week gone?? Seems like not too much has been accomplished in the sewing room this week. In my quest to stop the quilt top pile-up, I did get my Dresden Fan quilt basted and the quilting started.
Here's a lesson! My plan was to stipple the white background and individually quilt the "fans" with colored thread. I did about 20 minutes of stippling and realized many of the blades would require starting and stopping for each one since there was no where to travel with colored thread. It's always good to take a thorough look at the quilt before going too far. I was able to easily rip out my stippling and come up with a new idea.
I ended up with "squiggly" concentric circles going round and round the block. I'll go back and quilt something in the center octagons.
Where the blocks come together, I used a stencil to create the perfect little flower.
Now that I've got a plan B, hopefully my pin cup will fill up quickly! Have a great weekend!! . . . Cindy