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 #

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

Follow Me, page 65.

I can’t believe how quickly these weeks are passing.

Can you?

This week is just 1 Mini Dresden plate,

1 Tiny Dresden plate,

& 9 flying geese blocks.

Not too bad.

I actually made 3 Mini Dresden plates at once as I was making this one.

Remember me telling you that I made this entire quilt top in about 2 weeks?

It makes sense to assembly line piece blocks,

especially when you’re determined to get it done as quickly as possible,

which I ALWAYS am!

Pretty fun I think.

In case you’re having Dresden Quilt Workshop Sampler envy & 

wish you had bought a kit with the Circulus & Lollies Sweet like my quilt,

You’re in luck!

I still have a few kits left on my website.

Just think, next week we’ll be at the half way mark!

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

Dresden Ohio page 61.

Look how far we’re getting!

Just 1 block this week,

& just 1 Tiny Dresden plate!

I had a pretty good grasp of what fabrics I wanted to use in this block.

That always makes the assembly go so much quicker.

& just 1 measly Tiny Dresden plate.

Not too hard, huh?

I hope you enjoy this block!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

Did you make it to the Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Show to see us?

 What a nice show, nice guild & nice weather!

Here is our pattern corner,

our Christmas alley,

more Christmas,

little Dresden & quilt-as-you-go, BABY,

BOO, books & notions,

new “stuff”,

awesome cashier & DQW Sampler,

& some of my favs!

Wish I had this purple “Collection for a Cause Mill Book Series 1892” fabric.

We could have sold lots of kits…

Sometimes, the collections makes the quilt!

I hope you enjoyed our booth.

If you see something you need,

visit the website for the pattern or notion!

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 a refer to

 Star-Spangled Dresdens page 45.

I love how dynamic this block is!

I think the addition of the Tiny Dresden plate in the center is perfect.

You’ll be making 2 of these blocks this week.

IMHO they go together pretty effortlessly.

I’ll be curious if you think so too.

I don’t recall having any reservations about my fabric choices.

I was excited to try this block out in other fabrics besides the patriotic feeling original color scheme.

& I think it works well in these Jen Kingwell prints!

& these Jen Kingwell prints too!

By now do you too have a pretty basket full of coordinating scraps?

This is where my creative brain wants to take that basket full of scraps and make something else as awesome as this quilt…. it just doesn’t quit!

Unfortunately time has a way of sneaking in and telling me “NO!”.

This is also where I finished another large spool of my most-favorite #1180, Medium Taupe!

It’s no wonder since I use this thread almost exclusively in my quilting.

Besides the bubble gum pink/poison green plates pictured with the spools,

I also used it for this whole quilt; piecing & applique for the plates too.

It blends so well with so many of my fabric choices.

I also had fun matching things up to see how the design as a whole was progressing…

2 more blocks.

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

 

Absolutely, cannot get enough!

I took the weekend off.

OK, at least from sewing & designing.

I still filled orders & chatted about upcoming workshops… & possible workshops.

Would your group like me to come teach for you?

I do that you know?

Check my website for ideas & pricing then send me an email or call to schedule.

Today, it’s back to business!

Betsy’s load became a lot lighter toward the end of last week.

Remember how she looked?

I have enough plates to work on at least one design.

My Flower Garden Gatherings bouquet is growing prettier each day.

So much fun!

What are you working on?

Are you sewing along with me on my Dresden Quilt Workshop Sampler quilt?

It’s not too late to join in the fun.

If you are sewing along, you’ve got one more day until I show you Week #5, so chop, chop!

Back to work for me.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan