The Free Motion Quilting Project: How to Quilt a Daisy Dresden Plate Block

Monday, April 10, 2017

How to Quilt a Daisy Dresden Plate Block

It feels like the whole world is blooming with beautiful flowers this week! Let's add more pretty flowers to the mix as we quilt our Daisy Dresden Plate block:

I spiced up the center of my Daisy Dresden Plate by adding Microstippling in the center circle and space between the middle rings. I love finding spaces like that within a block to stitch it up a notch. See what I mean in this new video:

What did you think of quilting circles with a ruler foot and circular rulers? I do find this a bit challenging, particularly when the ruler is on the outside and I'm quilting the circle to the inside like it was in the beginning of this video. 

I prefer to quilt with the ruler to the inside of the foot so I can swing the block around it and then remove the ruler easily to quilt inside of the shape. Definitely give it a try and let me know which way you like best!

My favorite part of this block is the bouncy echoes in the background. I love adding simple texture in the background of a block and rows of repeated echoes always have a relaxing effect on a quilt.

What is your favorite part of this block? Do you have any questions on quilting it this week? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. That's lovely Leah, very inspirational (I want to rush to the machine and make a whole set of daisies right now LOL!)


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