Sunday, October 7, 2018

Monday Making

This week I will attempt to make progress on this old UFO
handed down to me.

The 16 dresden plates were sewn together...
but had not been appliqued.
I have finished six and today I was able to play around with CIRCLES.

What color will I use??
I also did some mock ups with some border strips.
Hmm.....???

Lots of quilty thinking ahead. 
My FAVORITE kind of think to THINK!

I am using 12" background squares.
A variety.

I fold them in half twice and press.


Then I center the dresden plate
and use a BIG stitch on my machine 
to baste it down.
Just two lines.
It's been working just fine.

I am doing needle turn applique all the way around the outside.

I will THEN go back and add the centers 
when I decide what color(s) I will choose.

I kind of like the mix of GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW
I have chosen so far!
:)
What are YOU making???



20 comments:

  1. The Dresdens are so pretty, this is going to be a lovely quilt.

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  2. Scrappy backgrounds are one of my favorites. The quilt will tell you what colors to use for circles. Regardless, you can't go wrong with your vintage fabrics.

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  3. How lucky are you to be gifted such lovely Dresden blocks. They are going to make a beautiful quilt.

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  4. Very pretty Dresden plate blocks. They have a very nice vintage vibe going on.

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  5. Dresdens are right up there in my top 5 favorite designs. Very pretty.

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  6. One day I'm going to make some dresdens! Love where you are taking yours!

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  7. The floral sprig backgroun adds a nice pop to the pretty Dresdens. (More interesting than solid or tone-on-tone.)

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  8. Ooh, what a great looking project! Your fabrics are just yummy.:)

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  9. Those look so nice, Beth. How is your son doing?

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    1. Thank you Mary. My son is on the mend. "One day at a time" is my motto. He's using a walker and making progress every day.

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  10. I like the multi colored circles. So fun and pretty.

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  11. Love your quilt. I have some dresdens a friend gave me. I need to get them done.

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  12. Making dresdons is pretty fun. Enjoy!

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  14. What great fabrics in the Dresdens. I like the mix of colors too.

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  15. You have such a good eye! Thanks also for the simple explanations of what you're doing - makes me think I could handle Dresden plates sometime. . .

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  16. What a great project to work on. I like working on older quilts -- especially if I can give them back to a customer. It sounds like you have got the process down. Enjoy your stitching time.

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