Monday, 15 October 2012

Craftsy Catchup.....(almost)

I finally managed to make some real progress on my Craftsy quiltalong backlog, and now these 4 are now finished, hurray!!!

I think the reason I got stuck was mostly that after making the first dresden plate all black, barring the one leaf, I was worried it didn't have any depth. Rather than make the other blocks, and come back to it, I stopped, and I ignored it thought about it, for 3 months And then at the weekend, I added the white stitching on the black leaves, and now I'm happy with it, and my creative block on this project is now unblocked (so to speak). I can move on to September and October, the final 2 months of the actual block construction, and then get my sofa quilt all basted and quilted and onto my sofa.  

I've learnt quite a lot from these blocks, especially about the importance of an accurate quarter inch seam, and cutting pieces accurately.  Some of the blocks have made me smile, and others have had me turning the air blue- but I honestly think it's a great way to learn new skills and techniques, and that is one of my favourite things.  So, just a little curved and paper piecing, 4 blocks, and then next month I can put them all together.  Easy peasy!

Ange x


  1. I really like the monochromatic scheme. Black and white never disappoint, tour blocks look fantastic. Sarah x

  2. Yeah I like the dresden too! I've not done any of the Craftsy blocks but I have subscribed to the class. I might go and watch it for some seam tips. When I follow a pattern and do smaller pieces especially, things don't line up as they should!

  3. I've always been a bit afraid to try a dresden - was it difficult? The white stitching looks great!


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