Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dresden Quilt

Hi friends!
Cool cloudy day!
I have been busy on my other quilt's lately so not much done on this one, just put together another row of blocks. This will be the third row of four .
`You can see 4 rows of these will be a long quilt! I will put snowman borders on the sides to make a good fall down each side and maybe a little border across the top and bottom.   I want to have it finished by the ninth of August so that i can give it to her then.
Hoping to get more done on this quilt before the weekend.
Have a great day friends. Babs

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dresden Quilt

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
I got half of the middle of the quilt done this weekend.
It's going to have 12 of the blocks sewed together so it should be 95 or 96 inches long.
That's plenty long enough.
Maybe today I can sew more together.
I have a couple that I sewed together earlier that didn't catch good , they are in the living room waiting for me to take them apart.
Have a wonderful day friends.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Snowmen Dresden Quilt

Hi friends.
Beautiful day!
One row done!!!
It's going to be pretty, just three more and i can add the borders.
This is what i am going to border it with.   It sparkles and it's full of snowmen so she will like that.
Plus it's the only fabric i have left big enough for a border.
It should be a really big quilt.
Each block is 22 by 24 inches and there will be 12 of them, maybe nearly as big as a king size when i get through with it.
Good thing i am using muslin on the backing.
It falls off the bed some now but i want at least a 12 inch fall on each side.
Got to get busy!
Have a great day friends.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dresden Plate Quilt

Hi friends!
Rainy day!
I finished quilting all 12 of my blocks Saturday.

Then i took pictures of it with the fabric that i had enough left of to do the saching.

This is the one i decided to go with and use the lighter fabric for the border when i get that far.
Now is the hard part , putting the pieces together with saching so that they look good.
Got to get to work friends.
Have a wonderful sewing day.

Saturday, July 19, 2014


Hi friends!
Rainy day!
I am spending this rainy day quilting the Dresden plate quilt.

.I am a beginner and it's hard work , wares your arms out!
The stack of quilted blocks is growing
This is what the quilting looks like on the back!
I have the eight one on the machine and then i will like 4 more being threw with these.
Have a great sewing day friends!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dresdan plate quilt

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
Yesterday i fixed up 4 blocks and made a sandwich out of them.
Then i got this one, the 12th block, ready so now i have 12 in all.
Maybe i will have time to fix some more blocks for quilting tomorrow.
We had a Dr. apt. today in Rome and came back and Tommy pulled and i shucked corn.
It's looking better this year.
Got a lot of work to do tonight!
Have a great day friends.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Snowman Dresden Plate quilt

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
This is the 11th block of the 12 block quilt.

As you can see i just need one more to have a flimsy, thinking about a border for the sides out of the sparkling snow man fabric.
We spent the morning at the eye Dr. office and hubby got a good report. We go back in 4 months and then we will be released..  I said we but it's him!
Have a great day friends.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dresden Quilt

Hi friends!
I have been working on these and now have eight done, that just leaves 4 but i was running out of the background fabric.

I ordered some more  Moda Snow from from "Pink Chalk fabrics" Sunday and i got it today.  here
is the link to their shop if you need any thing in a timely fashion. That means i have six yards just in the background fabric not counting all the fabric i bought with snow men on it. And people think200.00 dollars is to much for a quilt!!! Just think at least 6 yards go into the back plus battening and them binding is another yard.
Don't they look pretty all together?
When i get the other four done i will sach around each block after i trim them down so they are all the same size.
Have a great day friends.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Making blocks

HI friends!
Beautiful day
I think three will be just right with saching and a small border, it already hangs off the side of the bed.
Just nine more to go and i will make up my mind how to proceed.  Need to check and see how much backing i have on hand.
I didn't get much sewing done over the weekend, didn't feel good. What little sewing i got done was done yesterday.

 This is how i do my centers, with lots of starch!!
A round piece of cardboard.
Now i just like 8,
Have a great day friends.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Dresden Block

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
I made another one the other day. These are so much fun to make.
I have to make up my mind soon how i am going to quilt them.
I know they are boring to you because they are made out of the same fabric..
Hoping to get a lot of work done today while hubby cut the grass.
I was thinking about starting another quilt today, i will show you what inspired me
Isn't this a great block?  If i make it i am thinking about making it bigger so it want take so long to make it, it would be for us but where i would put it i don't know!!!!
Have a great one friends.