Friday, November 2, 2012

Quilting my Dresden Fan

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


10 comments:

  1. These fans are absolutely beautiful - looking forward to the full finish and share!

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  2. It is looking great! I love the squiggly concentric circle quilting!

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  3. Your quilting idea on Plan B is looking great! I also love your little "pin" dish. Do you have matching ones that coordinate with the quilt you are working on?? It looks like it belongs together with this quilt.

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  4. Lovely and getting lovelier!

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  5. I was hoping to see these again over here! Your quilt is so beautiful... and your dish is adorable too!

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  6. Absolutely fabulous (as is everything else you've been up to lately!)!

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  7. I've been known to be stubborn and stick with a stopping and starting plan. Turns out nice and looks very satisfying but it just takes so darn loooong! N

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