Hello everyone! It’s the first Monday of the month and that means it’s time for another installment of Maggie’s First Dance Free BOM by Jacquelynne Steves. If you are looking for the Minis and More September post, go here then come back and read about Maggie’s Dance.
First, I want to introduce this month’s sponsor and guest blogger, Christa Quilts. Christa Watson designs modern quilts and she has also written a couple of books for quilting on your domestic machine, Machine Quilting With Style and The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting with Angela Walters.
The prize this month is this awesome pack of patterns by Christa. Be sure to read to the bottom to learn how you can win.
Now onto this month’s block. It’s the setting block for Maggie’s Dance.There are five blocks, but don’t worry, they went together very quickly. Jacquelynne’s instructions are very easy to follow.
First up is my embroidered version. I decided that since there was going to be a lot more white space in the embroidered block, I would use a print in the center of this block.
I’m using Bright Sun by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda.
Here it is all together. I’m really pleased with it. The blue dot is a little bright here, but I’ll let you in on a secret, I already have the borders on and I think it looks great.
For my hand appliqued version, I went with the neutral center. I’m already thinking of ways to FMQ this.
I did a little sketching of what might go in the center. Please forgive the roughness of the design. This was the first time I played with the drawing tool on my computer. I had a Samsung Note 14.1 that I could draw on, but I dropped it and broke the screen and they don’t make them anymore and it was almost as expensive to fix it as buy something new. If you have a feature like that on something though, it’s a great way to audition different designs.
When you put all the blocks together, the corner triangles makes a great secondary design. Something else that will be fun to quilt.
Now, for your chance to win Christa Quilts great pattern pack:
Leave a comment to tell me if fall has come to your part of the country. We are supposed to be in the mid 80’s in Georgia this week. I seems like cooler weather and fall just are not coming this year. Please leave your comments by 11:59 on October 10.
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