Monday, 22 June 2015

Oma's Blues: Creating the Centre Plate

There's really no question about it now: the members of my Yahoo BOM Group know my patterns better than I do. When I planned, suggested and released Oma's Blues, I had every intention that I would applique the centre round plate. Of course I would! It is, after all, an applique quilt.

But my Group Members? They knew better. 
They ignored my instructions and started piecing the centre plate. As I watched their perfectly formed plates emerge, I realized that they were right. And so smart. And so generous to share their logic with everyone else. Naturally I too realized that piecing the centre plate was the way to go. Of course you CAN applique it, but now I don't want to as I can see this as a faster and dare I admit it, easier way to get the beautiful round shape with accuracy.
And so here I am, sat at my machine and sewing as I go. What was I thinking when I planned on appliqueing all those points? I think I was in LE overdrive! I thought millions of applique shapes was some kind of normal.
 Pinning and stitching...
Looking good
Lovely...


8 comments:

  1. I think of quilters as a generous and knowledgable group!! It starts with you creating a gorgeous pattern & then others who contemplate the best path. Many minds working together!!

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  2. For the first time in weeks I did not pop in this morning and to day was the day you took your first sewing steps on OM LOL. and how fresh crisp and lovely it is looking. I noticed there dis a little nick out of most of the wash away freezer paper you are using ?????? You have me puzzled about these . Happy sewing and having fun Cheers Glenda

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  3. Looking lovely, Esther!
    Isn't it nice that we can all still learn and take tips from other quilters? Always interesting to see how other people tackle something!

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  4. Oh Esther I loved doing mine this way as I am always trying to find a quicker way, to get to the end result.
    Glad you are enjoying this different than appliqué. By the way your appliqué is way better than mine LOL.
    Hugs Bunny

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  5. It looks wonderful. Can't beat blue for a quilt.

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  6. Fabulous ! What a great way to get the perfect result.

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  7. Wow, this quilt will be so beautiful. There are some other projects I will have to finish first, but Oma's blues is definitely on my list!

    I can't help but wonder what this fusible stuff is that you use when sewing? It looks like a big help to sew on the right spot. Can you take it off later or will it stay in the quilt?

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  8. Oma's Blues is still just a dream of mine but I still enjoy reading your blog. Without knowing anything more than the pictures from the post, have you considered going a step further and foundation (paper) piecing the center plate? It looks like an ideal candidate for that piecing method.

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