Week # 19

Thank you for posting & sending the 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 again refer to

All Roads Lead to Dresden page 80.

So, the Tiny Dresden plates that you made last week?

You’ll be making a home for them!

Quilt love!

I know, I already told you last week how much I love this block.

It makes me smile every time I see it.

Less than 2 weeks until Christmas, so if you’re running short on time, we understand.

I hope this awesome block makes you work a bit harder to get to your sewing machine!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

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Week # 18

Please keep posting & sending me pics of your blocks!

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

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Wow, look how few numbers are left outside the bottle this week!

This week we will again refer to

All Roads Lead to Dresden page 80.

We will start my very favorite portion

of the Dresden Quilt Workshop Sampler Quilt.

(Don’t tell anyone, but this is actually where I

started with my Dresden Quilt Workshop Sampler!)

I did start the fabric selection with the “Quilts” block,

but then I started choosing fabrics & actually sewing this portion first.

I absolutely love this big block or portion of the quilt.

It has SO MUCH MOTION, that it’s hard for me to stop looking at it!

If you look closely,

you’ll notice that I used nearly every fabric from the collection is this block!

OK, not really, but yes, really!

Each pair of large flying geese points is a different pink or green fabric.

You have to look close because the green background prints have both the gray and black “warped circles” & the opposite “pink” pairs of points are either the hot pink print or the salmon.

Not the same fabrics as they initially appear.

FUN (for me anyway!)

The smaller flying geese “teal” background print is actually more than one fabric

& the black/gray fabric is really 4 different fabrics.

Necessity is the mother of invention… as they say.

It’s not like I set out to add so many fabrics,

but when I started this quilt I was going to use just 1/2 yard of each stripe print.

There wasn’t enough of 1 pink or 1 green to make all 4 points of the huge flying geese,

so I improvised with what I thought would work well.

As I got further into the quilt I decided I would need to use a whole yard.

This quilt is bigger than it seems and uses a lot of fabrics, yay!

Anyway, I’m so glad that I started out that way.

If I hadn’t, this quilt wouldn’t have nearly as much movement or character.

Fate?

I think so!

It was really fun to design the initial “All Roads Lead To Dresden” Quilt,

& even more fun to redesign it in the Circulus & Lollies Sweet collection!

BTW, I still have a few

kits available with the Circulus & Lollies Sweet collection on my website.

So, back to this week’s task…

We’ll just be making 4 Tiny Dresden plates

& 1 Mini Dresden plate.

That’s it!

No need to even applique them to their backgrounds until next week.

When I was setting up the schedule for this quilt-along

I knew we’d be busy with the holidays

& didn’t want anyone to get overwhelmed with something that should be fun!

Suzanne…

Don’t stress over this too!

I hope you can enjoy a sidebar to your sewing machine

& play with some fabric in between the shopping,

partying & caroling or whatever you do to get into the holiday spirit.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Week # 17

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 refer to

 All Roads Lead to Dresden page 80.

This week we will be making a bunch of flying geese filler blocks.

And look, just one more area of the quilt to make after this week!

Since some of these flying geese segments run into each other,

I’ve given each segment a number.

Then, below I tell you how many flying geese to make for that segment.

For segment 1, you will need to make 6 flying geese.

Segment 2 make 6.

Segment 3 make 10.

Segment 4 make 11.

Segment 5 make 7.

Segment 6 make 10.

That’s it!

No Dresden plates this week.

How is your Christmas shopping & decorating going?

I’ve started my Christmas shopping

& we’re mid-Christmas decorating…

Since I’m still photographing one of my new quilt pattern samples,

my living room is a bit chaotic;

semi-Christmas, semi-photo shoot…

Soon I’ll be done with the photography

& eventually I’ll also have the Christmas decorating finished.

Shopping… I’ll be done by Christmas Eve, for sure.

Thanks for quilting along with me!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Week # 16

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 again refer to

Friendship Garden page 75.

This week we will take the remaining 4 Tiny Dresden plates,

made during Week 15, and make 1 beautiful block.

This block isn’t printed in Dresden Quilt Workshop “as is”, BUT that’s the fun part!

(No whining!!!)

Everything you need is right here & in the Friendship Garden quilt instructions.

(This is why I named it “Dresden Quilt Workshop Challenge, remember?)

First thing you’ll want to do is decide on background fabric for each of the

4 Tiny Dresden plates.

Then decide what the flying geese point fabrics will be.

(No need to make this beautifully staged layout, but it was fun!)

Yes, I’m aware I’m weird. I’m #5 of 6 kids, so I’ve been told plenty of times…

Then you’ll want to be sure you still have “the right” Tiny Dresden on “just the right” background print…

No indecision here, lol!!!

Then choose just the right center fabric for each plate.

Then sew the 4 blocks together.

That’s it!

Just 1 block this week ;)

Have fun & have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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 again refer to

 Friendship Garden page 75.

This week we will take 3 of the Tiny Dresden plates from last week

& sew each of them into a churn dash block.

Fun,

fun,

& more fun!

Thanks for quilting along with me!

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 refer to

 Friendship Garden page 75.

Don’t you love the way these white Tiny Dresdens POP?

This week you’ll just be making 7 Tiny Dresden plates to pop inside upcoming blocks.

You may want to take a look at where they will sit in the quilt to help you make fabric decisions, or not.

Maybe you just want to pick out some pretty fabrics & start sewing.

I of course had to make all kinds of decisions up front.

Once those decisions were made, it was on to the fun stuff!

I’m having fun looking back at the evolution of this quilt.

Thanks for taking this journey with me!

I hope you’re enjoying it as much as I did, and am!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

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