Whenever I want to try a new technique or have an “orphan” block, I like to make what I call a vase quilt.
This pattern is called Dresden Plate by Edyta Sitar. I liked the fall colors in the block, so I added a few simple borders–an opportunity to practice free motion quilting– and in just a few hours I had a Fall Vase Quilt.
I was disappointed that the pattern in the gold fabric, didn’t allow the elaborate acorn and leaf pattern to show through clearly.
A solid fabric is a better choice when sewing complex free motion quilting patterns or when you want your quilting lines to be the star.
It was a fun small study--a quilting etude- (sounds more important that way?!) and a great way to use a practice block. I’m sure all of the quilters out there have a few blocks that could become a lovely “vase quilt”!
I’d love to see them….