Remember our Dinner Plates Quilt Along? (You can click on "Dinner Plates" in the Labels column and get all the instructions.)
|Dinner Plates throw|
|Dinner Plates, Queen size. See at least it is quilted and bound!|
April West volunteered to demonstrate the techniques to interested members of the Fabricators quilt guild a few Saturdays ago. You may remember April is our long arm quilter. She is also, no surprise, a wonderful piecer and teacher. Her advice is definitely worth following (or at least trying)!
I was able to go for just a bit and get a look at a few fabric choices and listen to the beginning of her presentation.
|Showing how to fold the fabric squares for cutting. |
(As an aside, note the table lifted higher on bed risers.)
|Showing how to use Cheryl Phillips Cut A Round Ruler|
|Sharing other circle ideas. Some use inset circles (like Dinner Plates), others use appliquéd circles, and still others use Drunkard's Path rulers.|
|At the sewing machine. It was interesting that April does not use the needle down option for this.|
She likes to let the curve flow smoothly.
|One pile of squares ready to cut into circles and backgrounds.|
|Another set of squares all set to go.|
|Margie with another grouping and a print out of the original Dinner Plate directions from the blog.|
|Susan's got a lot of choices from a large fat quarter bundle she happily snared a while ago.|
|Margie's quilt underway. The folded fabric squares will become circles.|
|Susan's quilt top is taking shape. Again the folded squares of fabric will become circles.|
|Remember her earlier quilt we blogged about.|
|A second look at her yummy quilting.|