September 2018


Week #

Please keep posting & sending me pics of your blocks!

If you’re not part of my Facebook group, Dresden Quilt Workshop,

head over there & sign up so you too can share & see all the progress.

This week we will a refer to

Crossroads page 40.

We will be making just 1 measly Tiny Dresden block

& 2 very simple 9-Patch blocks.

Simple, simple, simple.

It was so simple that I didn’t even take any pics of fabric choices.

You’re seasoned little Dresden plate makers now,

so you’ll be able to do this week’s work with 1 hand tied behind your back. Lol!

Perhaps you can use some of your extra time this week getting caught up with some of your other quilting projects.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

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Chloe and I will be vendors at this week’s show.

Admission is just $10 a day or $18 for all 3 days

& parking is free!

Come join the fun! See hundreds of fabulous quilts and special exhibits! Shop our vendor mall, guild boutique, and silent auction! Attend inspiring, free lectures and antique quilt bed turnings! Document your treasured quilt with a quilt appraisal! Need a short break? Visit our on-site concession areas! Hourly door prizes too!

Click here for more info if you need it.

Hope to see you there!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

It’s fun to see all of the color combinations of your

Dresden Quilt Workshop Samplers

that are being sewn & shown!

Thanks for participating in my very first Quilt-Along!

I absolutely love my quilt!!!

Jen Kingwell’s fabric is perfect &

Tamara’s quilting is stunning as always!

I know there are more of you sewing but not showing and that’s OK,

but it sure is fun watching your quilts grow a block or 2 at a time.

I decided to draw the old fashioned way,

with slips of paper with everyone’s names

& I decided to draw from my Michigan souvenir!

According to the Shedd’s happy elf,

the winner is:

I know where you live & work Karen so I can deliver!

Just let me know if the BOO pattern is OK or if you’d rather have a different $10 pattern.

There are many to choose from on my website.

Thanks again to all of you Dresden Quilt Workshop Sampler quilters!

I appreciate your support!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

It’s fun seeing all of the

Dresden Quilt Workshop Sampler progress

in our Facebook group!

You still have 24 hours to finish up all the sewing and be included.

(Sorry but you must be a U.S. resident to participate.)

Just make each step up to & including last week’s (Week 6) steps

& post them over there of course

so we can all be impressed with your sewing abilities!

Don’t miss out on the chance to win

these supplies for your little Dresden sewing basket.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

I had the privilege of being invited to teach in Michigan last weekend.

One might think that Tim The Toolman (Tim Allen) had a part in that because I hear the “Pure Michigan” commercials ALL THE TIME these days, but no!

The Berrien Towne & Country Quilters invited me.

What a wonderful group of quilters!

They requested my Quilt-as-you-go, Little Frosties for Friday’s workshop.

By end of class most everyone had all of the piecing done.

Some even had the applique ready to stitch!

Peri mentioned that their town had spectacular sunsets over Lake Michigan,

& she was right!

This was the view across the street from my hotel!

I’d say they’re just as beautiful if not more so than at Rick’s Cafe overlooking the ocean in Negril, Jamaica.

On Saturday we made Tiny & Mini Dresden plates for my Dresden Heaven pattern.

Everyone worked hard making their little Dresden plates precise.

This was a very dedicated group!

By end of class everyone had at least 2 perfect plates & they were still smiling!

By end of day there was another spectacular sunset!

I shared most of my pre-cut freezer paper templates with them so this morning I decided I had better get cutting…

I want to be able to share more with my next class in a couple of weeks.

It’s quick & easy to cut these with the 1″ & 2″ circle cutters (on my website).

I cut strips of freezer paper & layer 6 of them together,

then snap out 6 perfectly round templates.

I love the perfection of the process!

As luck would have it,

as I pulled off the interstate at my Michigan destination I was led to an estate sale…

where I found this souvenir,

A perfect place to store some Tiny Dresden plates!

Shedd’s peanut butter used to be made in Michigan until the 1980’s apparently.

I love exploring and learning about an area where I’ve never been before.

During a ride to an antique store in the country I also experienced the scent of grapes in the air.

A quilter had asked me if I smelled any & was happy that I had noticed, Lol!

Thanks, Peri, & the rest of The Berrien Towne & Country Quilters.

A fun & memorable trip.

Now, are those quilts finished yet???

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Anybody want to win some quilting loot?

(Sorry but you must be a U.S. resident to participate.)

To participate, you’ll need to:

be sewing the weekly steps of my Dresden Quilt Workshop Sampler

 &

be a member of my Dresden Quilt Workshop” Facebook Group.

Just show us your Dresden Quilt Workshop Sampler pieces Week #1-Week #6 completed.

That’s it!

If you’ve not already become a member of Dresden Quilt Workshop click & go now.

For those of you who are already caught up,

you’ll just need to comment on the post I’ll be drafting over there.

What’s the loot, you ask?

One of my BOO patterns,

A single-finger pump bottle of Mary Ellen’s Best Press

& A Dip & Dab Roxanne Glue-Baste-It.

If you already have one of my Boo patterns, another pattern will be substituted.

In case you have a bit of catching up to do…

The drawing will not be until Sunday at 6 p.m. (CST).

Yes, it’s going to interrupt my Sunday football, Lol!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Week #

Please keep posting & sending me pics of your blocks!

If you’re not part of my Facebook group, Dresden Quilt Workshop,

head over there & sign up so you too can share & see all the progress.

This week we will a refer to

Widgets page 35.

We will be making 2 Widgets blocks.

The cutting instructions will be for 4 blocks, but you only need to make 2.

That’ll be enough decisions for 1 week, huh???

Lol!

Decisions, decisions…

Too light…

Too dark…

Just right!!!

Once you find “the one”

Apliquick Bars & Roxanne Glue Baste It  can help you immensely!

Just look at those seemingly perfect 2″ circles!!!

These actually come together really quickly!

Widgets #1

& Widgets #2.

I guess this one didn’t give me any static trying to work out the fabrics,

or maybe it just beat me down, because I didn’t take any pics of those decisions.

I hope you’re enjoying the process as much as I did.

Don’t forget to post your pics.

We all want to see your progress!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

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