Friday, July 31, 2020

Dresden Plate Quilt

Well, my namesake quilt was finally finished in May. The Dresden Plate blocks is one of the first blocks I learned to make when I started quilting. It has been 10 years in the making. I belonged to a group called Bee Beautiful in 2010 and when it was my month I chose the Dresden Plate and beautiful Art Gallery fabrics by Patricia Bravo. The group was wonderful and I learned so much each month with all of the different blocks, many which I had never tried before. I am so happy that it is completed. It was quilted by Tammy Spencer.

I had this cute backing which reminded me of Dresden Plates and the binding was bought by my daughter last year as a Mother's Day gift. She knew I was working on a few rainbow quilts and decided to have binding to match. She also got me another one, with reds and darker stripes.

I am so grateful to all the women and my daughter who helped make this quilt a reality.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Friday Night Sew In - Botanica Park

For Friday Night Sew In I worked on Month 4 of my Botanica Park quilt. It took some time to square up all of the 80 half square triangles but now that that is done I get to start sewing them together. I have bought projects I have not ended up enjoying but this one I really like. It has been great that every month is so different that you don't get bored working on the quilt.

I realized that I had never posted about my June Friday Night Sew In. I worked on the binding for my husband's wall hanging quilt.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Christmas in July

I completed another block section for my Tannenbaum Tree Quilt. I decided to leave the applique rows until the end. It has been enjoying working on it one section at a time. It has been a while since I worked with smaller pieces and luckily so far there has not been too much too unsew.

Hopefully, it will be done by Christmastime.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Wisley Gardens

This wall hanging quilt was made as a gift for my husband. The pattern is Wisley Gardens by Sue Beevers. I got it as a quilt kit in November at my LQS and took it with me on a retreat the first week of March before everything shut down. It was a great one to take to the retreat as I had everything cut before hand and then was able to sew and get the top complete. The pattern was well written and made it easy to put together. It was meant to be for my husband's work office. He moved into a new office last year and mentioned that he had a bare wall and did not know what to put up. When I saw this quilt I knew it would be perfect for his space. Now he has been working from home for the past four months and it might become a home office quilt. I am glad that I was able to make something for him. He has always been my biggest supporter of my quilting and everything else I choose to do.