I don’t often work with 12” blocks. I prefer to make quilts with smaller blocks but this has been fun and bigger blocks make a bigger quilt top much faster. There are definitely advantages.
I was so pleased when I put all the blocks on the design wall with how nice they all look together. I was kind of wondering how that would go as I pulled the fabrics from my stash for each block.
Next came the center which is a dresden plate block. In all the years I have been a quilter I have never made a dresden plate. That’s one of the things that keeps my interest in quilting. There is always something new to try and I love to stretch myself.
It ended up being a most of the day project but I just enjoyed the process.
I took my time and hand appliqued it onto my background square of Kona White. I knew if I rushed things and sewed it down by machine I would regret it.
I appliqued the circle by hand too and I am very pleased with the result (although the circle was a lot trickier than I thought it would be and didn’t turn out perfect). I love how it looks up on the design wall surrounded by the blocks.
I got a fun surprise in the mail. A Moda Bella solids color card! I won it playing Bingo over at The Quilt Shoppe blog before Christmas. I am a Kona girl but I am excited to try Bella solids and now I can pick just the right color to order.
I took the kids to the dollar movies today. (they had the day off school, yay!) We saw a 3D movie and now I am feeling a little nauseas. I know it didn’t have anything to do with the whole box of Red Vines that I ate. heehee