A Giveaway!, My Life, New Magazine Quilt

Beautiful Dreamer in Primitive Quilts & Projects & A Give-Away

Do you subscribe to

Primitive Quilts & Projects Magazine?

Summer 2020

If so, you’ve probably already seen my

Beautiful Dreamer

on page 36.

I got my copy yesterday!

Summer 2020

I designed a new “flower” with my 2 templates;

Tiny Dresden Plate

 

& Mini Dresden Plate.

 

 

I think it’s my favorite of all the plates that I’ve created.

It doesn’t hurt that I used a lot of my favorite

Barbara Brackman & Jo Morton prints.

 

The flowers came first,

then the Tiny Dresden pile of petals.

 

This is my favorite antique cutlery tray.

I have a few…

It helps ALL of my little petals

get transported from my cutting table

to my ironing board,

to my sewing machine

& back again

without getting lost!

 

 

Lots of fun steps involved

but the most important step for making flat plates

is finding the scant 1/4″ seam on your sewing machine.

If you’re unsure,

the Perfect Piecing Seam Guide by Perkins Dry Goods is great.

You can find them on my notions page.

Aren’t the Tiny plates lovely???

BTW, I travel to teach all of my tips & techniques for perfect little plates.

 

 

 

See my workshop/lecture page on my website for pricing, etc.

 

Making the center circles is a snap with these tools:

  • Apliquick Bars
  • Roxanne Glue-Baste-It or Bohin glue pen
  • freezer paper
  • circle paper cutter
  • Clover’s Bordeaux scissors
  • my Classic Metal Signs plastic coated brochure…

 

They all help me to succeed with making perfectly round centers!

 

 

Let’s not forget the tiny blind hem stitch on my machine

that makes the applique look like it’s done by hand,

except I can do it on my machine in a snap instead of a lifetime!

 

 

I have to say making fabric choices

is probably the toughest part of this quilt!

I  always worry about how the fabrics will photograph.

 

 

You can purchase a copy of the magazine at

Primitive Quilts & Projects for just $9.99.

Summer 2020

There are a lot of cute quilts in there besides mine!

Want to win a copy???

Leave me a message

(at the top of this post)

telling me:

  1. your favorite of my little Dresden quilt patterns on my website
  2. & also if you’ve ever made a Dresden plate

Can’t wait to hear from you for a chance to win!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

 

A Quilt Along, My Life

1-A-Day, 3″ Blocks — Puss In The Corner

  Puss In The Corner Block

Today we’ll make this cutie.

 

Had lots more fun going through my scrap basket!

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Cut:

  • 1 blue sq. 2″
  • 2 blue sq’s. 1  3/4″
  • 2 cream sq’s. 1  3/4″
  • 4 cream rec’s. 1  1/4″ x 2″

I didn’t use Thangles this time, just made the hst’s from squares.

Use your favorite method.

I pressed these seams open.

Trim the hst’s to 1  1/4″.

Arrange the pieces.

 

Sew them together.

I pressed the last seams open & removed the stitched in the seam allowances.

Sound familiar???

 

Make some more!

 

Show us your blocks at my Sewing With Susan FB Group.

We want to see your progress too!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewingWithSusan/

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan