Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along

Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along Week #25

Week # 25

 

Thanks to those of you still posting & sending the pics

of your completed tops!

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

lovely quilt tops being finished & shown.

Just one more week…

We will be sewing the 4 sections of the quilt together this week.

Here are the numbered steps.

Notice the numbers are once again carried over from the previous steps.

I was so excited when I was finally able to piece my completed sections together!

I hope you feel the same way.

I think a lot of you do, since you’re not waiting for my instructions!!!

I’m sure enjoying seeing your tops being completed,

so thanks for sending the pics to our group!

I pressed each seam to the path of least resistance here too.

Just one more week.

Week #26 we’ll add the border.

Send pics to the group!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along

Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along Week #24

Week # 24

 

Thanks to those of you still posting & sending the pics of your completed sections & completed tops!

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

lovely quilt tops being finished & shown.

This week (again for those of you not already finished….)

will be another section of the quilt to assemble.

This is section 4.

Here are the steps to sew it together.

Notice the numbers are once again carried over from the previous steps.

This time there are a few small vertical seams to sew together.

Then the horizontal seams will complete this section.

I hope you’re enjoying the final steps to soon complete the entire quilt top!

As mentioned earlier in the assembly instructions,

I pressed each seam to the path of least resistance.

Some seams were pressed open to alleviate bulk.

Please send pics of your progress.

Send pics to the group!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along

Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along Week #23

Week # 23

 

Thank you for posting & sending the pics of your blocks.

Now that the Christmas holiday season is over, it’s time to get back to it!

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

lovely quilt tops being finished & shown.

This week (again for those of you not already finished….)

will be another section of the quilt to assemble.

This is section 3.

It’s the bottom of the quilt.

The seam numbers continue from Sections 1 & 2.

There are a few small horizontal seams to sew

then the vertical seams will complete this section.

As mentioned earlier in the assembly instructions,

I pressed each seam to the path of least resistance.

Some seams were pressed open to alleviate bulk.

This is probably the hardest part of making this quilt.

Don’t get overwhelmed.

Just sew a bit at a time and set it aside if it gets overwhelming.

This is why I wrote the assembly into so many steps,

as to not overwhelm anyone.

You’ve come too far to get overwhelmed now!

I can’t wait to see more pics of your progress.

Send pics to the group!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

A Giveaway!, Blog hop

Strip Quilt Secrets Blog Hop Begins…

I’m excited to announce the start of

Diane D. Knott’s new book,

Strip Quilt Secrets,

blog hop kickoff!

Here’s the schedule for the blog hop:
Friday January 4 – C&T
Saturday January 5 – Tanya
Sunday January 6 – Val
Monday January 7 – Lori
Tuesday January 8 – Heather
Wednesday January 9 – Audrey
Thursday January 10 – Me, Susan R. Marth
Visit each stop along the blog hop for a chance to win a signed copy of the book!
The winners will be announced on Monday January 14.
I’m a day behind…
(I just got my computer back from getting a huge update of storage space & clean-out.)
Get over to the C&T blog to start seeing all the beautiful strip quilts.
Then hurry to Tanya’s blog for today’s stop.
Good luck winning a signed copy of your very own!
Jut Keep Sewing…
Susan
Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along

Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along Week #22

Week # 22

 

Thank you for posting & sending the pics of your blocks

& now completed quilt tops too!

& during the Christmas holiday season when I know you’re very busy.

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

lovely quilt tops being shown complete, weeks early!

This week (for those of you not already finished….)

will be another section of the quilt to assemble.

This is section 2.

I’ve numbered the seams as I sewed them.

Note: seam #16 is a partial seam.

This means that I started to sew the seam as indicated by arrow,

but then stopped a few inches later.

The seam will be completed later as more of the section is assembled.

You’ll see farther along…

Seam #18 is also a partial seam.

After you sew seams #19-21,

go back & finish the partial seams #16 & #18.

I can’t wait to see more pics of your progress.

Send pics to the group!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along

Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along Week #21

Week # 21

Thank you for posting & sending the pics of your blocks & now completed quilt tops too!

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.

I can’t believe how many of you have already posted pics of your completed top!

You are quilters after my own heart!!!!

Thanks for sewing & thanks for sharing too.

I don’t ever open my Christmas gifts early,

but I’ve never understood how a quilter could make just 1 block of a quilt a week

& not want to keep sewing on it!

For those of you who have not finished this step…

This week starts assembly of the quilt.

This is section 1.

This is the order number that I sewed the blocks together to complete the section.

I assessed each seam individually to determine which way to press it.

I went with the path of least resistance for each seam.

Some were pressed open to reduce bulk.

Sew these blocks into horizontal rows,

then sew these rows together to complete Section 1.

I can’t wait to see the pics of your progress taking shape now.

Send pics to the group!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along

Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along Week #20

Week # 20


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 is the last week that we will be making blocks!

We will again refer to

All Roads Lead to Dresden page 80.

This week there will be 2 final Tiny Dresden plates to make

& then you’ll sew them into Dresden Puzzle blocks.

#1

#2

After that there are 5 more flying geese

that will hold them together.

And that’s it!

Hopefully between the Christmas shopping, parties & other prep work

you’ll be able to fit a bit of little Dresden sewing in.

No stress however, you’ll have plenty of time after the family has gone

to get back on track after Christmas & the new year.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Christmas Sewing, Quilt Magazines

Merry Christmas Prep With Quiltmania

Are you getting into the holiday spirit yet?

At my house we’re in full Christmas mode.

My new favorite Christmas music:

Warmer In The Winter

A new Christmas corner with some favorite finds of the year:

A new sign that Clare painted for us, a primitive tree,

an antique “T” quilt & some tin toys…

AND a new magazine featuring one of my quilts!

Lots of beautiful quilts inside this issue!

Wish I had more time…

Quiltmania’s Christmas volume #128

(Nov. Dec. 2018) is on newsstands now.

The featured quilter is Merri Garton, a friend of Di Ford,

& the contributing quilters beside yours truly are;

Edyta Sitar, Selma Bennett, Annemarie Yohnk,

Martha Walker, Bonnie Sullivan & Karen Styles.

You don’t have time to make the quilts before this Christmas,

but you’ll want to make them all eventually once you see them!

My quilt features Tiny Dresden plates,

some hand embroidery, some spools & other pieced blocks

& bit more applique.

I used freezer paper templates,

but you can use the applique of your choice

including fusible web if that’s your preference.

I’ve been thinking of hosting another Quilt-Along with this pattern…

If you don’t already have my “A Merry Christmas To You” pattern,

this is your opportunity to get it along with many other beautiful quilt patterns

for less than the retail price of my pattern!

It uses my Tiny Dresden Template #216 (4 1/2″ finished block)

& you probably already have that template, am I right?

I hope your Christmas shopping, prep & parties are festive!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along

Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along Week #19

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