Sunday, September 3, 2017

A great dresden finish!

 I met on Thursday with a group of quilters that are fairly new to quilting (3rd project for most) and doing a great job! The first time we met to make the Dresden Plate Special they learned how to cut out the blades, make the nice sharp points, then begin to sew the blades together. Their homework was to finish sewing the blades together so that they could sew them to the background sq. when we met again. They came back prepared and ready to sew! Two of the quilters had made another version of the top in the 2 weeks between classes.

Lorraine is using soft florals for this project.

Anita fussy cut a flower for her center.

Trish's happy summery topper

Trish's 2nd Christmasversion
Mary Ann's first quilt project

Linda made 2 identical dresdens

Marguerite's fall beauty
Pat was unable to come on Thurs. so will make up this class later in the month. I will update this post then. This is her progress from the first class.

Pat's dresden blades
I'm excited to see what these quilters do next!

I started working on a store model of the the Spring Sling by Janelle MacKay the other day and hope to finish it today. It's been fun so far and I'm excited to get it finished. It's my first time using fusible foam interfacing and I love it for this project so far. 
I also got to use one of the hole punches that I recently purchased to cut the turnlock hardware hole. So much easier and neater than cutting out with a scissors. I should've taken a pic after the punch...sorry. I will next time!
I still sometimes have trouble getting the screw holes made without making them too big. Any tips?
 Heading to the sewing machine now. Have a great Sunday!


Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great Dresden's.

Karen said...

The Dresden wall-hangings are amazing. Love all the different fabrics and colors used.

Barb said...

Love this block....and what happy ladies...never ceases to amaze me how one design can look so different.