Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Day 4 of dare to DRESDEN...my day

Daretodresden
Welcome to day 4 of the Dare to Dresden blog hop. A big thank you to Christine at Quilt Monster in My Closet and to Mdm Samm at Sew We Quilt...for all their time, hard work and planning to make the blog hops sEw much fun.  

For my first project I used  Edyta Sitar's Dresden Star pattern


I  took an awesome quilting class with Edyta last year, I finished one Dresden Star block in the class.  It's not perfect.  It didn't lay flat when I sewed the blades together.  I found out that 1/4" seam allowances are important to have your plate lay flat...Edyta worked her magic and it did lay flat before I left her class.  It could have turned out to be an orphan block but I decided to use my 'not sEw perfect block' to make a bag to carry my pizza box back and forth to guild meetings...pizza boxes are perfect for storing and transporting quilting projects.  The Dresden star block is 12.5" unfinished.  I am now working on a Dresden Star quilt.  
I added small blades and buttons to the sides of the bag and I top stitched with a heavy quilting stitch.  I luv the little details I added to the project bag and my pizza box fits perfectly.  
 
My second Dare to Dresden project is from a free quilt-a-long called Scrappy Plates hosted by Anne Sutton from Bunny Hill Designs.  I had never made a Dresden before but had always wanted to try one.  This is my first Dresden plate.    I used Kimono silk thread to stitch the plate to the background fabric....it is wonderful to work with.  
Scrappy Dresden Plate

I fell behind in the quilt-a-long but did finish the top in June...it wasn't until the Dare to Dresden blog hop was announced....that I knew I would finish this quilt and it would not end up as a UFO....it's now quilted...by me, it's bound and I luv it...thanks Anne for the quilt-a-long. You can find Anne's great instructions to make your own Scrappy Plate quilt under 'free patterns'  and there is lots of other 'eye candy' you don't want to miss on her website and her blog.  My quilt measures 62" x 78".  
I used Denyse Schmidt fabrics for the Dresdens and the corner stones, kona white for the background and some lime fabric from my stash for the sashing.  The front is a traditional Dresden and the back has a modern look with a 12" wide strip of rectangles from the fabrics I used to make the blades.   

I did not make the scalloped border...maybe on my next Dresden quilt...yes the Dresdens are addictive.  I bound my quilt with 1 fabric matching the front of the quilt....the same fabric I used for the outer border. The binding on the back of the quilt is scrappy...luv it.  A modern look on the back and a traditional look on the front.



I hope you enjoyed your visit...
now...be prepared to be inspired as you visit all the
other talented quilters posting today!!
January 29th, 2013
Quilt-n-Queen....thanks for stopping by for a visit

The whole schedule can be found HERE.
Visit Mdm Samm at SEW WE QUILT and 
see the top 3 for the day
and be sure to visit her Pinterest board for 'Dare to Dresden'.
There is a different board for each of the blog hops.

Thanks again to Mdm Samm and Christine for all their hard work,

and to Windham fabrics for sponsoring this blog hop.
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...and now for a giveaway...
one lucky winner will receive

Edyta Sitar's Daily Journal for 2013
and a spool of Kimono silk thread

   Superior Kimono 100 wt Silk Thread #302 Origami 220 yard spool


A few simple rules to follow...



- leave me a short sweet comment

- follow my blog

- make sure I have your email to contact you

I will draw the winner sometime on February 3 

GIVE AWAY CLOSED

hugs and happy stitching


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

It's time for the Dare to Dresden Blog Hop to begin...


Christine of Quilt Monster In My Closet is our hostess for this hop! 
 A HUGE thank you to Mme Samm and Christine for all their hard work
in organizing another fabulous blog hop!!
January 24th, 2013
January 25th, 2013
Rosemary B @ “that Other Blog”
January 30th, 2013
Charlotte H @ “that Other Blog”
January 31th, 2013


happy stitching


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Quilting night tomorrow....

I have had this posting in draft form since Sept 20th, 2012
and with a few minor word changes...I'm ready to publish...
To tell you the truth...I forgot about it and I also forgot
about the meeting tomorrow...I'll be winging it tomorrow...
wish me luck!!
2 postings in one day....must be 2 moons in the sky tonight
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Tomorrow is a quilt meeting day, we meet the 2nd Thursday of every month.
In September we decide what charities we will make quilts for.

Last year we made quilts for ALS, First Step and for VA Hospital.
I made 4 quilts for the local Veteran's Hospital.
The Great Granny Square one will be gifted on the next delivery.
It's my sample for the workshop tomorrow.
I found the block on Lori Holt's blog Bee In My Bonnet.


Patriotic Hung

Thanks to Mama Spark ...
she dropped the 16 quilts, 7 knitted blankets and 2 pillow cases
off at the Veterans Hospital in Ann Arbor Michigan.
She drives by the hospital every day on her way to work.




Pumpkinville quilt kit...and In your words..Day 3



Bunny Hill's Pumpkinville pattern by Anne Sutton
 will soon be available at Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop as a quilt kit.
Cori had Anne's Merry Merry Christmas kits and she sold out quickly.
If you are interested in the Pumpkinville kit
you can email Cori at quiltgirl@wowway.com 
There will be only 11 kits available, when they are gone...they are gone.
The cost is $190.00
That includes the pattern, fabrics for the front and binding as shown,
embroidery floss, and embellishing kit.
Free shipping is also included for USA orders.

The pattern only is priced at $36.95

I am working on assembling the kits and 
hope to have them available later this week or early next week.
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Leave some sweet words in a comment to the ladies scheduled today...
Wednesday, January 9
Kathy's Quilts (Kathy W.)
Sunshine Quilting (Martina S.)
Doodling in My Mind (Darla R.)
Grammie Q's (Charlotte M.)
Dancing Moon (Carla B.)
(Betty V.)  at “that other blog”
The Fuzzy Hat Quilter (Laura Ann)

be prepared to be inspired!!
The whole schedule can be found HERE.
Visit Mdm Samm at SEW WE QUILT and 
see the top 3 for the day
and be sure to visit the Pinterest board for 'In your Words'.
There is a different board for each of the blog hops.

Thanks to Mdm Samm and Linda for all their hard work,
and to Timeless Treasures for sponsoring this blog hop.

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Thanks for visiting and happy stitching




Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Get a Clue with Nancy Drew and In Your Words...day 2

Cori is the owner of Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop 
and she has a Super Sale going on
til January 14, 2013.

Cori has also received her back order
She has added layer cakes and fat quarter bundles to her shop.
She also has charm packs and some yardage.

Moda GET A CLUE WITH NANCY DREW Quilt Fabric by Simon & Schuster

If you have signed up for the Nancy Drew get a clue blog hop
now is the chance to order your Nancy Drew fabrics
and build your stash before the 
USA postal rates go up on January 27th

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Tuesday, January 8
Piece Peace (Patricia G.) 
A Stitch in Time (Patty D.)
krislovesfabric (Kris T.)
Grandmamas Stories (Jane H.)
Till We Quilt Again (Helen E.)
The Slow Quilter (Felicia F.)

be prepared to be inspired!!
The whole schedule can be found HERE.
Visit Mdm Samm at SEW WE QUILT and 
see the top 3 for the day
and be sure to visit the Pinterest board for 'In your Words'.
There is a different board for each of the blog hops.

Thanks to Mdm Samm and Linda for all their hard work,
and to Timeless Treasures for sponsoring this blog hop.

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Thanks for visiting and happy stitching



  

Sunday, January 6, 2013

In Your Words....blog hop...day 1

...starts tomorrow.
I'll be cheering you ladies on,
I'm not participating in this hop, I really wanted to but
at the time of Linda's sign up
I realized I can not do them all.
I was feeling a little burned out!!!
I'm hoping to do better at finishing up some of my UFO's and WIP's.
That alone will keep me busy.
I've signed up for  the 'Dare to Dresden' and ' Nancy Drew' blog hops.
Monday, January 7
Kwilty Pleasures  (Kathy G.)
Debby Kratovil Quilts (Debby K.))
Sew Darn Quilt  (Carolyn R.)
Traveling Quilter  (Debbie A.)
Just Let Me Quilt (Carol S.)
Vroomans Quilts (Sharon V.)
Cate's Linens (Catherine R.)
Nini and the Sea  (Denise)
Sew Much 2 Luv (Karen)

The whole schedule can be found HERE.
Visit Mdm Samm at SEW WE QUILT and 
see the top 3 for the day
and be sure to visit the Pinterest board for 'In your Words'.
There is a different board for each of the blog hops.

Thanks to Mdm Samm and Linda for all their hard work,
and to Timeless Treasures.

I'm looking forward to lots of creativity and inspiration.
Happy Stitching