I take in the occasional quilting project to support my yarn habit. The latest project was a Dresden Plate Comforter that I finished today. Hooray!
When I was first asked to complete this project, I had some reservations about it. Goodness knows that I have enough of my own UFOs. Now, here I am taking on someone else's!
Alas, I am a sucker for yarn money...
How much time can a 6 block quilt take??? Well, in this case, it took 3 months. Life has a way of getting in the way of what we want to do. This time work and Quilt Show preparations got in the way of quilting.
Have you ever worked on a project that someone else started? That can be a challenge in itself. We don't all operate at the same skill level. Nor do we all work with the same attention to detail. (Not to mention the fact that I wasn't provided the original template for the Dresden Plate!)
Another thing that I found is that it takes a LOT longer to hand applique a Dresden Plate block than the sum of the time it takes to apply one blade/petal x the number of blades/petals making up each block. Considerably longer!
All in all, the piece turned out well and the recipient was pleased with the end result. (And I got a bit of yarn money, too!)
Photos will be added when they become available.
Until next time...