Sunday, April 21, 2013

"FANCY DISH"

A friend of mine found this pattern in a book (Fancy to Frugal), by Kay Connors and Karen Earlywine) and showed it to our teacher. She was able to contact the designer and was given permission to reproduce just this part of the book. Instead of costing $28 each, we only paid $5 and Mount San Antonio College printed, laminated and spiral bound this pattern.

More than 25 students purchased this pattern. The wedges and points are machine pieced and then hand appliqu├ęd along with the center football pieces. I chose to make it king size so I increased the number of dishes from 16 to 25.


I have made great progress over the past year. I just finished hand quilting the main surface including 25 dishes. 






I'm ready to quilt the border and finish the edge. With all those curves and points, the binding will be quite a challenge. I believe I will be the first to finish. Two of my friends are ready to start the hand quilting.





2 comments:

Every Stitch said...

You have done such a lovely job with this - love the hand quilting and the pretty border! Looking forward to seeing the edge finished - it is going to be wonderful.
Hilda

Crispy said...

WOW Janet I LOVE this quilt. How cool that the designer allowed you to make just the one block :0)

Crispy