I intend to use this block as the front of a bag. What kind of bag - I have no idea yet. The fabrics are from Joel Dewberry, and I think there is an orphan strip from a Spring Zing Batiks strip pack in there. I used a scrap of fusible batting and some scrap solid fabric in silver for the border. The center is simply stitched in the ditch and the border is quilted with straight lines. I am finding that my vintage Brother sewing
tank machine loves Coats Dual Duty thread, which is not surprising, but she hates Superior Threads "Magnifico" which is unusual! The Brother Innovis machine loves all of the Superior Threads I've used so far, so I'll stick with that winning combination as well. I did not use a walking foot.
This is a super-easy and fun block to piece using the "quilt as you go" or QAYG method. I like a quick rewarding project with punch sometimes! If you are interested in the QAYG method check out the tutorial below:
Learn how to QAYG or Quilt-As-You-Go and connect quilted blocks together easily in this beginner quilting video tutorial.