I’ve been looking at Fan quilts on eBay… I want to make another one so I’ve been looking at different layouts.
That got me thinking about the method I’d used on the quilt I finished in 2017. I couldn’t remember which book I’d referred to for attaching the fans to the background with a bias tape I’d made from the border fabric.
Luckily, I have my spreadsheets and the blog to refer back to. I knew the quilt had been finished in 2017 so I looked at the database to find out which month, then I went to my blog archives (the files I keep for the blog posts that didn’t transfer when I changed web providers a year ago) and found the entry I was looking for.
The links don’t work in my files but I knew I could find the name of the book just from the author’s name and I did by searching on Amazon. I’m not a stack and whack quilter but she has great instructions for several ways to attach fans and Dresden plate blocks – several easy methods!
Of course, then the challenge would be to actually find the book … I’m still looking for that missing Eleanor Burns Quick Trip book but I glanced over my shoulder – I was sitting in the library – and would you believe it was right there!! No searching needed. Don’t look at the dust on the bicycle bookends! I need to do some housework.
So after spending a couple hours with all of this, you’d think I would be ready to make a Fan quilt, right?! I can’t see it happening in the next few months but at least I’ll have this post to refer back to when I’m ready.
Beautiful quilt you made. I have a few fan quilts myself that I bought from eBay or at a flea market.
I look at patterns that interest me knowing it will be a while. My imagination fires my work even if it has nothing to do with current effforts.
Those fan quilts are really pretty but not something I see myself doing. I would like to do a small Dresden Plate quilt or table runner someday. I’ve decided to do easy quilts for now to work through some of my stash. And I still have a couple of time consuming quilts to finish up. That will keep me busy for a while. Too many beautiful quilts out there to make and not enough time!!!