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,

head over there & sign up so you too can share & see all the progress.

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

 

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

 

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