Suzn+Quilts+Patterns+Tiny+Dresden+ImagesNew Tiny Dresden Plate patterns are now at the printer

and they’re available for pre-order on my website.

If you look back at our booth photos from market,

you can see these quilts.

We took pre-orders

for these at Houston market last month,

and I’ve finally finished

-photography

-instruction writing &

-cover designs.

It’s a lot of work getting designs into pattern form.

I’m fortunate though that I can work around my family life.

I wear so many hats!

(Figuratively, not literally because hats & curls don’t mix!)

I’m really excited about the angel I designed for “A Joyful Christmas.”

A+Joyful+Christmas+#229+Cover+w+bleed+11-16-14+RGBThe pattern includes designs for

a 16-1/2″ x 48″ table runner

& a 29″ x 36″ wall quilt.

Both have 4″ Tiny Dresden Plates stacked to form a Christmas tree,

perle cotton embroidery &

an angel or two, who’s wings are also Dresden petals!

How can you resist?

I know, I’m so clever… just a piddler really.

Give me some fabric & my brain starts dreaming.

As I was drafting the illustrations for these patterns,

my brain was getting even more ideas for quilts.

I can’t help it!

Next is “Tiny Bits of Dresden Christmas Stocking”

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These also use my 4″ Tiny Dresden Plates,

but you don’t sew a whole plate.

Rather, you make the petals then assemble partial plates

& put them in various places on a smallish 10″ Christmas stocking.

If it looks a bit familiar,

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you might be remembering it’s bigger version,

“Bits of Dresden Christmas Stocking”

that uses my Mini Dresden Plate Template.

This stocking is a generous 21″ tall.

And finally…

“Dresden Heaven”

 Suzn+Quilts+Dresden+Heaven#230+RGBI’m not sure I’ve liked a quilt more…

but I have a habit of my favorite quilt being the one I just completed.

I showed you the progression of these Dresden plates here

with the help of my new sewing mate.

I dreamed up the design last summer while working on my

Tiny Dresden Series.

I wanted a quilt that showcased both my

new Tiny Dresden Plate Template &

my Mini Dresden Plate Template.

I ordered the lovely

“Heart’s Content” collection by Laundry Basket Quilts from Moda,

then I started sewing…

Tamara Struckoff did a wonderful job of machine quilting it full of feathers

& my photographer did a great job of capturing its good side.

 What can I say?

I absolutely love it and given another fabulous fabric collection,

I could see myself making another one of these!

Don’t dare count those TD’s.

Just buy the pattern & templates (if you don’t already own them)

& just start sewing!

I hope you’re in love too.

These & all of my patterns are on my website

if you can’t find them at your local quilt shop.

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