Modern Blocks and Patience

Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.
Elon Musk

When my friend bought me the Modern Blocks~99 Quilt Blocks from your Favorite Designers, I knew it would be a fun project. Marti makes everything fun! But, I also set a goal for this project. I want to practice and learn different FMQ designs. I knew this project would also give me the opportunity to learn patience! I have been trying to learn FMQ for some time now, and it has been a bit difficult. I know that it takes practice…and patience. I am not a very patient person when it comes to learning new things.

Today, I completed the Everything Equal block designed by Louise Papas. I liked the simplicity of the design. The fabric I chose is the same fabric I used on the Birdsong quilt block. I am planning to have these two blocks facing each other when I make the signature for the fabric book. I was planning on working on the fabric journal tomorrow, but I will be celebrating my birthday instead.

I practiced making the Crazy Eight FMQ design today, and I actually had fun with this. The results are a bit uneven, but it is a start. The thread kept breaking on me. I thought it was the an error in threading the machine, because the thread had slipped out of the threading alignment. But after the third time the thread snapped, I started wondering if I was pulling the fabric instead of guiding. I eased up the hand motion and it seemed to go better.

Everything Equal designed by LouisePapas

I plan to have these two blocks facing each other in the book signature.

6 thoughts on “Modern Blocks and Patience

  1. Good Morning! Your crazy 8 quilting design looks fabulous, and just the perfect thing for this block. Don’t you just love it when it all comes together?! Not only did you practice but you also learned how to move the fabric around. Happy Tuesday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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