Today is a happy day…. a Work In Progress and a Finish! First my WIP, a Dresden Plate. I can’t tell you how long I have been waiting to try one of these!!!
My fabrics are Birds and Berries by Lauren and Jessi Jung for Moda fabrics. I’ve had these since Christmas and been itching to use ’em. They were a layer cake and I was able to cut four blades or petals from each 10″ square. I’ve got my five plates done and now I am going to design my quilt top. That’s how you do it, right? Make the blocks and then figure how they fit??? Maybe not! I’m a little backwards, but I had a general idea of what I was planning…stay tuned for my progress and I will show you how I got these Dresie’s put together:)
Now for my Finish…Sunbonnet Sue:
This was a fun small quilt to make, a labor of love for a special little cousin of mine:) I wanted to use this quilt to work on some of my FMQ. Getting better, but not quite there to venture out to a super tricky design.
I used a stencil for the feathers in the border….its hard enough just following the lines. The inner border has a cathedral windows sort of design. That was a little more freestyle, as you can probably tell. Practice, practice, practice!
I loved the backing on this one too. When held to the light it shines through like a stained glass window.(no pic sorry) Hope you like it Jaycee!
This Friday begins the New Blogger Blog Hop, which I am sooooo excited to be a part of!!!
I will share all the wonderful new blogs with you so you can check them out and share the love♥
Links: WIPWedneday@FreshlyPieced, WeDidIt!Wednesday@SewMuchAdo, Thursday Threads@627Handworks)
That Dresden is going to be completely amazing. Just used up my B&B charm pack….such a lovely fabric line! Your work is gorgeous as always. :)
Thanks Anne! I am excited to get the top done. I think it will be fun to quilt:)
I’ve always had a fondness for Sunbonnet Sue. Yours is beautiful! (I also have a fondness for PURPLE!)
I love that Dresden! I want to make one of those too. That sunbonnet sue is so cute, Your free motion quilting is getting sooo good.
Maybe we can have a Dresden party…ooh that would be fun!
how funny I am blogging about my first Dresden today too! I love yours! I had a little bit of trouble getting it to be perfectly flat when I was sewing it down, but I am in LOVE!
I am stopping by from the WIP hop, hop on by if you can! http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2013/06/wip-wednesday-june-4th-edition.html
Your dresden is fantastic – can’t wait to see what you do with it and your Sunbonnet Sue is adorable!
Yea for your first dresden! It looks great – really adorable fabrics too.
That dresden is fabulous! I also love the Sunbonnet Sue quilt, very cute.
That Dresden is absolutely lovely. I have a quilt my great-grandmother made with that “Sunbonnet Sue” design. I never knew it had an official name! I’m participating in the New Blogger Blog Hop too — looking forward to getting better acquainted. :)
Here’s what I’m doing this Wednesday…
This is the center for the picket fence border I’m making and posted last week.
I also just finished blocks #1 and #2 for the Virtual Bee!
But that’s another blog spot! :)
Awesome! Can’t wait to see on the Flickr page.
i’m having dresden envy. everyone but me!
good for you. =)
dresdens dresdens everywhere! I made a rug out of the Birds and Berries line a few months back. It is a great fabic line (and I’m not just saying that because I bought it too!)
Sunbonnet Sue came out really nice. Congrats on the finish!
I love your little Sun Bonnet Sue quilt! Your fmq is very pretty.
I want to make dresdens, too…. on my list. Can’t wait to see your project!
Sunbonnet Sue! SOOOOO sweet! I love your FMQ border design!
I’m impressed with you getting 4 blades from a 10″ layer cake square! Maybe that’s what I’ll use my Shelburne Falls for! I love yours! Looking forward to seeing this come together!
Just start your first blade with the edge close to side and then flip with the next touching the first but smaller end now pointing the opposite direction…I will post some pics in case this is confusing:)
Cute SS! I haven’t had the guts to try a Dresden yet. Looks great!
Your quilting is great! It looks so smooth on the feather. Love the colors on both of these quilts!
Love your dresden plate it looks yummy in those fabrics and well done with the quilting I still haven’t got round to having a go. Thanks for stopping by my blog…you’re so right it’s going to take me ages to get all the blocks done!
Love the Dreseden Plate- great colour combinations :o)
A beautiful Dresden plate. Your Sunbonnet Sue turned out great!! What a wonderful gift! I loved your stitching on it.