Fan Dance Quilt
Download the Instructions
A personal note from Anna Maria:
I am so pleased to introduce you to the latest project designed by me just for you and my friends at Janome: the Fan Dance Quilt! Using the traditional Dresden Plate block as inspiration, I used only half of a plate at a time creating more of a fan motif. The color and placement of the fans, in alternating directions, gives the quilt lovely movement and a wonderful opportunity for color play. Most all of us quilters have plenty of scrap that makes building all the blades of a Dresden really fun. When you are creating the Fan Dance you will also get to feature some favorite tonal fabrics in broad strokes for the background of the floating fans.
The construction of this quilt is very straight forward and deceivingly simple. The video we've produced for you details the process of creating the crib size, but the instruction PDF has all the layout, fabric requirements and cutting instructions for both the crib size and the full size quilts.
And naturally, because I am lucky enough to do the piecing and the machine quilting on the amazing Horizon 15000, the video also details all my simple steps for doing both applique and quilting -at the same time! I also took advantage of the gorgeous pre-loaded medallion designs for additional quilting details which were so fun to set up and watch happen with the push of a button. Amazing!
What are you waiting for? Get up and do a Fan Dance!