Sunday, December 9, 2012

Will Work for Yarn

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...
Happy Quilting!

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