I love these little fans, I almost feel like leaving them as they are but they are for the next challenge from Sarah Fielke’s book ‘Quilting from Little Things’; the dolly quilt called ‘Fanfare’. It is rated three stars and so far it has not been too difficult, I think that will come in the next few stages; applique and piecing the little blocks.
I had fun scribbling alternative layouts before I had made all the fans and then more fun as I played around with the placement using actual fans. The template is very small so I was able to get most pieces from my tiny scrap bag (the scraps are tiny not the bag…) which I keep mostly for applique. As I rummaged through the scraps, all the colours turning over and jostling for attention I decided to use all of the colours and have a different fabric for each fan blade
Piecing doesn’t take long and it was easy to draw on the seam allowance as a cereal bowl happened to have the exact curvature I needed to draw it. The squares for the background are cut waiting for their fans now all I need to do is attach them
I will have to put them on hold for a short time though as I am taking part in The Global Quilting Project. I am more than half way through completing the blocks ready to post to the other members of my group – The Balkan Puzzle – but more on that later!
4 thoughts on “Fanfare”
Love your fans. So many pretty colors. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I tried to respond, but you came up as “no-reply:.
Oops my mistake, I am new to this blogging Lark! I obviously ticked the wrong box, I will pop back to your blog as I love the look of your postage stamp quilts. Thanks for taking the time to let me know of my mistake
Beautiful fans. Excellent idea for the RSC, They will make a beautiful quilt.
Thank you very much, they are actually rather small so they will form a wall hanging of table runner. I might try them again in a larger size though