She used 1/4 inch tape to mark the narrow strip... I was not able to find the end of the roll of tape that my husband picked up for me last week. So I used the walking foot itself for the 1/4 inch line, and the walking foot guide for the one inch lines.
This design took a long time to sew, and a lot of thread too!
After 39 minutes, this is what I had sewn. The bobbin ran out so it seemed a good place to stop to start dinner!
After 23 additional minutes this is what I had done:
When I removed that blue tape I was afraid I had the beginning of a little pleat, but I was extra careful and did as Leah suggested and so the piece is all flat. Yay!
Finally after another 41 minutes I was done sewing the block.
39 + 23 + 41 = 103 minutes
It does look dazzling though doesn't it?
On the back I put the first Dresden plate that I made ages ago. It's nice to finally have this in a piece rather than in a box!
The design was not that fun to sew, just sew a line, cut the thread and move the block to the top again. Seems it would be difficult to do in a real quilt, but it does look nice.
A friend picked up some more batting samples for me at Quilt Con in Pasadena. It's great that each of the pieces of batting is labeled!
I made three more practice sandwiches, so I have them ready to use when Leah posts the next designs on her website!