I ALWAYS come back from market with a million & one things to get done.
Top that off with the stuff that was ignored because of market prep (perhaps months worth of stuff) and before you know it I can’t even remember going to market so I forget to post any market photos or tell you of my new patterns.
Good Grief! I miss my brain!
So, our booth…
The best part of market was getting to spend time with both of our daughters!
Chloe has helped me lots of times, but this time Clare was able to go with us.
I have 14, yes, 14 new patterns!
I have been busy.
So, let me show you the first one, Baker’s Dozen.
It all started almost 2 years ago when I bought this American Jane, Bread ‘n Butter charm pack & coordinating piece of fabric…
I made fabric decisions; background squares vs. Tiny Dresden petal squares.
Taking pics like this helps me remember what I had decided.
Thank goodness for artificial intelligence!
Then I set to cutting.
I can cut 6 petals from each 5″ charm square.
In my pattern I show you how to do that.
14 Tiny Dresden plate blocks in the making.
Again, thanks to my phone for capturing and helping me to remember all of this!
I did all this the summer of 2016. At least that’s what my pics say.
And now I regret to inform you… I just found a bunch more images that I forgot I’d even taken.
You may want to get a snack or take a nap…
They are pretty however…
I started sewing petals… It was so interesting that even Dori (RIP) had to stop what she was doing to watch me!
Before long I had this beautiful pile ‘o petals.
Blake & I had recently gone to an estate sale where I found this adorable little iron.
I cut the string apart.
Unfortunately the iron is just a toy, but cute! I pressed with my un cute iron.
Then turned them all right-side-out.
Now you’re starting to see why this quilt, a mere 17″ x 21″,
took me two years to make, Lol!
Petals were sorted.
Then sewn together into pairs.
Then strung up over my cute little cutlery box (OH, GOOD GRIEF!).
Pressed & then sewn to another pair.
Finally the complete plates were completely sewn.
But they still needed to be pressed ;)
This is where they get more Mary Ellen’s Best Press.
Next to make and applique the center circles, wet them to remove center templates & let dry.
And press again with more Mary Ellen’s Best Press.
Then what to do with the blocks once they’re finished…
For a minute I thought they may look nice around this beautifully stitched picture, but no.
Set with this cute sashing, but no.
Maybe with black cornerstones, no.
This is where my brain took a hiatus from this madness.
No more pics until Augusts, 2017!
I found this adorable metal box at Litchfield’s Picker’s Market and it inspired me to get the blocks out & finish a quilt!
I decided that I liked them set next to each other best.
Then I dreamed up these incredibly cute cornerstones.
That required a few more petals & circles.
But then what?
I needed a border.
The original pink polka dot that was part of the collections wasn’t “it”.
The black really set off the blocks.
Next, I pin basted & quilted it myself.
Than chose a binding fabric.
Those poor pink dots… I wonder whatever happened to them.
The perfect binding fabric I think.
Meet Baker’s Dozen.
12 Tiny Dresden blocks, with one more (in 4 pieces) on the corners.
Thanks for taking that trip back in time with me.
They’re now available on my website.
Just Keep Sewing…