Saturday, September 15, 2012

Show and Tell & a Little Trip

I put the final touches on my Sunflower Rail Fence quilt.  I had to blanket stitch (by machine) the little fence:

I hope to get it basted next weekend when I attend our guild's annual retreat with my good friend Christa.  I'm so happy to be going; I was on the waiting list until a few days ago, but now am in!  I plan on basting another quilt too:

taken at last year's retreat.  ok, i'm slow but consistent

That one's going to be a Christmas gift.  Another project I'm going to work on is my Dresden Plate quilt:

yeah, i'm cookin' now

I've got 11 of the 12 plates done, and will start appliqueing them (again, by machine) to off-white solid background squares.  They're all made from American Jane fabrics (all remnants from my store); mostly Snippets with a little Happy Campers thrown in.  I used the Easy Dresden ruler to rotary-cut them.   I'm going to put the blocks on point and add solid 30's blue squares between them.

I promise to take lots of pictures at the retreat and share them when I get back.  We're also taking in a local quilt show, so that will provide lots of picture-taking opportunities as well.  Gotta go pack!

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful quilts! I love the Dresden Plate. Hope you have a great time and that you'll share lots of pics!