Tiny Dresden quilts


It’s a beautiful sunny morning here!

It makes it easy to get up & start to work when the sun is streaming through my sewing room windows.

Did I mention that I’ll be vending at the Kansas City Festival for Quilters next week?

If you’re in the vicinity you should come out & see us!

The Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival is scheduled to be held June 15-17, 2017, at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas. Festival hours:

Thursday,  June 15        10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday,  June 16              10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday,  June 17         10:00am – 5:00pm


Admission Fees
1 day pass is $15 – online only ($17 at the door)
3 day pass is $25 – online only (not available for purchase at the Festival)
Children 12 and under will receive free admission to the festival.

Visit our Facebook page to get updates and announcements regarding the Festival.

I noticed that I was running low on some of the Tiny Dresden Seasonal Series kits so this morning I’m finishing those up.

Do you need a new little project???

These are some of my best-selling patterns right now!

They’re each 6″ x 8″ & there’s one for every month.

I also sell the adorable little wire hanger to display them on each month.

The patterns that include the button(s) each month, the kits and the hangers along with the notions that I love to use to make them are all on my website.

You can see them all here on my Tiny Dresden Series page.

I hope you’re enjoying summer!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

I hope you’re enjoying seeing my new patterns.

#3 if you couldn’t guess has even more little Dresdens.

Reflections

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 I loved using the new Morris collection, Earthly Paradise, by Barbara Brackman.

Remember them?

They were so pretty to work with!

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I did the trimming in front of the TV…

Notice another cutlery tray?

I have several because I have several projects going at once.

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I’m putting matching petals together here.

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Making the reflecting Tiny petals…

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Organizing to keep me on track…

(In yet another little tray!)

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Just look at my pretty garden growing!

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And of course, Betsy helped me to keep on task and untangled…

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This is the quilt that I used all the Dr. Pepper circles on.

Heather tested this one for me.

I offered to help her glue the center circles at a guild meeting since I’m always in a bit of a time crunch to get everything ready for maket.

I usually give my testers the pre-cut freezer paper circles that I cut with the paper cutters.circlepapercutters

They’re so quick to cut and perfectly round each time!

It took us about an hour or so to glue all of the Tiny and Mini circles.

It goes quickly when you’re doing something else at the same time.

I think that’s one of the things that I love about these little Dresdens.

I can watch TV, talk on the phone or watch a quilt program while working and before I know it, I’m done!

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Don’t let the circles scare you.

Apliquick Bars are a big help!

I showed you step-by-step how easy they are here.

The Apliquick Bars and circle cutters are available on my notions page on my website.

Reflections is available on my website too for $10.00 plus shipping.

Back tomorrow with #4!

Just keep sewing…

Susan

In case you can’t guess,

new pattern #2 also has little Dresden plates!

Spring Fling

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The wings are a combination of Tiny & Mini Dresden petals.

Spring Fling was made using a layer cake and a bit of yardage of Pumpkin Pie.

Remember me showing you those fabrics here?

Using  a layer cake makes it easy to use a rainbow of fabrics without buying a lot of different yardages and having a lot left over.

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I just pop in a movie and the time flies by!

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The wings were fun to make.

I’ve been collecting old cutlery trays to keep my petals corralled.

It makes it easy to transport ALL OF THEM from my cutting table to the sewing machine and ironing board.

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The antennas are really easy to create with baby rick rack.

I have fool-proof instructions for making each antenna perfect and I even give you instructions  on how to sew the buttons on with your sewing machine.

Loraine tested this one for me.

She got the entire top put together in about 2 days!

She is a speed demon!

It was her first experience with the Sulky 12 wt. thread.

I love the way it makes my applique “POP!”.

She probably has it quilted by now on her new long arm machine.

I hope you’re enjoying the show of my new patterns.

Spring Fling is available on my website for $10.00 plus shipping.

Back tomorrow with #3.

Just keep sewing…

Susan

I know I’m a bit late to the party…

International Fall Quilt Market was over two weeks ago…

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(Image from Moda’s Cutting Table Blog)

I wasn’t able to attend, but I do have new quilt patterns that would have been there. I was with my family instead since my wonderful Mother-in-law passed away the day before Chloe & I were to fly to Houston.

How appropriate that this is the first of my three new patterns.

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I’m sad, I’m tired & I’m so blessed to have such a wonderful family & such dear friends. Getting older is not an easy thing for anyone involved. I will miss my mother-in-law dearly. She was one of my best friends. I’m so thankful that she was able to live independently in her own home & will not be going into assisted living or to a nursing facility.

So, if you’ve been wondering why I’ve been lacking in presence here, she is one of the reasons. Also, my dad had heart surgery the day Chloe & I were to fly to Minneapolis for spring quilt market back in May. We did fly out the next day though so we didn’t miss that. I then spent the majority of the next six weeks at the hospital & then rehab with him helping him to recover from the surgery. I’m happy to report that he was able to resume baling hay this summer, his passion!  Once a farmer, always a farmer…

One of the reasons I do what I do is because of the ability to work around my family & its many schedules. I can work at any hour & stop at the drop of a hat to help whoever needs me at that moment. It started with raising our children but more recently it’s been helping with our parents.

I’m very fortunate & I’m so thankful they at least take turns!

How appropriate that this is my next new pattern.

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I’m definitely in “My Happy Place” with my family & in my sewing room!!!

My third & final new pattern: Suzn+Quilts+Tiny+Dresden+Happy+Birthday+cover+RGB

All three use my Tiny Dresden Template,

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& “My Happy Place” also uses my Mini Dresden Template.

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Like my previous Dresden plate patterns,

the paper template is included in the pattern, but you’ll want to also purchase the plastic template because it will make your cutting so much quicker & more accurate.

Look for them on my website & hopefully soon at your local quilt shop!

Just keep sewing…

Susan

Christmas break is officially over &

it’s a balmy 12 degrees here this morning if you don’t count the wind chill.

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 To that I say, “Let the snow fly, I’m cutting kits!”

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Great little projects to keep the flying snow at bay…

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They’re great little projects.

You can either make them all this winter while the snow flies or

make one each month.

If your local quilt shop doesn’t yet have them, get yours here at Suzn Quilts.

Keep warm!

Until next time,

Susan

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I’m so thankful that even though Chloe has graduated & has a big girl (non-quilt related) job that she still wants to take time off & help me at market.

Her help is fantastic!

I say help, but once I explain my new designs she can sell Suzn Quilts as well as I can.

It’s back-breaking work from the minute we leave home

and besides all the fun quilters we meet each day,

her only real reward is a good dinner at the end of each day…

We had lots of interest in my new Tiny Dresden Series.

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Along with the Tiny Dresden Template

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That makes these 4″ cuties…

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I LOVE to make these Tiny Dresden Plates!

They’re a bit addictive, so beware!!!

No hand work unless you want to make them by hand.

My quilt-as-you-go patterns sold very well also.

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My new table runner & place mats make great holiday gifts & decor,

but many quilters are making them in batiks & other non-Christmas colors.

Think outside the bun…

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Since my new “A Merry Christmas to you” can be a Block-of-the-Month,

mystery or stand alone pattern, it sold well too.

Notice those cute tiny Dresden Plates in that pattern too?

Yep, they’re catching on!

Catch some for yourself at your local quilt shop or

at SuznQuilts.com.

I have a few new designs that we took pre-orders on,

but I still need to get the photography done on them.

You can see them in the above booth photo by “Frosty” if you look closely.

I’ll show you them as soon as they’re ready.

I hope you’re getting some quilting time in too.

Until next time,

Susan