Sorry, I’ve been a bit busy since getting home from Quilt Market.

I’m really enjoying seeing the progress of all of the little Dresden plate sewing,

so thanks for sharing your pics with us over at the Dresden Quilt Workshop FB group.

I want to give away this lovely fat 1/8th bundle

of Jen Kingwell’s Looking Forward collection by Moda.

So pretty!

Our winner is Susie Brown!

Since Susie is sewing her Dresden Quilt Workshop sampler with

Jen Kingwell’s Circulus & Lollies Sweet (like mine),

I’m sure she’s going to love this bundle.

Thanks again to everyone who is sewing along & sharing with us.

The fun will continue with Week #15 on Wednesday.

Until then,

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

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Week #

My favorite #!!!

Don’t ask me why.

It just is!

How appropriate that it landed on Halloween?

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.

As of today, there are just as many numbers inside the bottle as outside!

We’re halfway done, time-wise that is.

Block-wise, we’re much farther than that.

Yay!

This week we will refer to

 Spring Fair, page 70.

I like a lot of things about this quilt;

the colors, the movement & the little Dresdens of course.

For some reason I really like using 2 fabrics for the little petals.

Just 2 Mini Dresden plates this week.

By now, you too should be able to make little Dresden plates with your eyes closed practically.

Don’t you feel that your skill at making the little Dresdens has increased with practice?

Can you also tell why I LOVE making them so much?

Is it just me???

I made these 2 Mini Dresden blocks at the same time I was making the Mini Dresden block from Week #12.

Remember this pile o’ petals?

Pretty!!!

Not a lot of decisions to make this week.

Straightforward fun!

Yes, I said fun.

Don’t you agree?

Since we’re at the half-way mark,

we need a bit of encouraging fun.

Since we have new quilters joining us every week,

we’ll do something different.

Once you finish these 2 Mini Dresden blocks for Week #13,

post your pics over at the Facebook group,

Dresden Quilt Workshop,

for you chance to win

the second fat 1/8 bundle of Jen Kingwell’s newest line

Looking Forward:

Perhaps I’ll see her at Quilt Market this week.

I can’t wait to see what new “stuff” she has been working on for us next.

How can you not be enticed to get sewing???

Don’t worry, you have plenty of time.

Since we’re away at market this week,

I won’t have the drawing until we return home.

You have until Wednesday November 7th, 2018 at noon! 

Sorry but you’ll need to be a U.S. participant to win.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

Week #

Please keep posting & sending me pics of your blocks!

I love seeing the fabric choices that everyone is making.

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

head over there & sign up so you too can share & be insprired.

This week we will again refer to

A Blooming Day quilt, page 27.

This time we will be making 2 Dresden Eight-Pointed Star Blocks.

Start by making 2 Tiny Dresden blocks,

then make and sew them into 2 Dresden Eight-Pointed Star Blocks.

Note, the cutting instructions are for 3 blocks and you only need to cut for 2 blocks.

That’s the hardest part this week.

But it’s not hard, right?

Just a fun challenge!

Get to cutting!

FYI, as I was looking at the above diagram I thought it looked like it was about 1/4 colored in so… my brain had to do the math.

Who knew I loved math so much?

Anyway, the entire pieced top (minus the border) is 3,249 square inches.

After you make 2 these blocks, you will have made 800.55 square inches.

So, yes, approximately 1/4 of the top will be pieced when you make this week’s blocks!

It’s going quickly, don’t you think?

Just Keep Sewing…

& posting your progress!

Susan

 

It’s less than 3 weeks until the start of my

Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along

…..Challenge…..

Are you getting ready?

I have some friends that are anxious to start.

Are you?

If you already have your fabrics you could start now by spraying

& ironing all of them with Mary Ellen’s Best Press.

If you look in Dresden Quilt Workshop, pages 9 & 12,

you’ll see why I love it & how I use it.

Next, if you’re using the same fabrics as I did, Jen Kingwell’s Circulus & Lollies Sweet,

(I still have a limited number of fabric kits available on my website)

I suggest you cut a 3″ strip of each of the stripe fabrics.

I did this when I started my quilt and then hung each of them by a tiny hanger so that I could see each of the stripe prints.

I didn’t want to keep using the same print over & over and neglect others.

There are 48 different stripes!

I just happen to have these tiny hangers on the notions page of my website.

I’m all about having fun while I quilt… and a little bit of organization goes a long way!

That should keep you busy for a while

& you’ll become more familiar with all of your fabrics too.

And, you’ll be able to use the 3″ strips in your final border,

so don’t think it’s a waste of fabric.

It’s a win-win!!! Trust me!

And now, would you like to participate in a give-away?

A fabric give-away?

A Moda Fabric give-away?

These are fat 1/8’s (9″ x  22″).

The very talented Lissa Alexander of Moda sent these for me to share with you!

It’s Jen Kingwell’s newest line, Looking Forward, by Moda Fabrics.

Perhaps you’d like to add to this bundle & make a Dresden Quilt Workshop sampler with us?

To be eligible for a chance to win the fat 1/8 bundle,

go to the top of this page

& leave a comment answering one of the reasons or ways that I use Mary Ellen’s Best Press.

(Remember I mentioned above that the info is on pages 9 & 12 in Dresden Quilt Workshop.)

If you don’t have a copy of the book, go get one!

They’re on my website if you local shop doesn’t have them.

I will give you time to comment

at the top of this page!

The drawing will be next week, Wednesday morning.

Go gather!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan