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

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

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

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

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

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