Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Work In Progress Wednesday

My WIP is the Dresden Plate quilt I recently started. I have been devoting a good bit time on it. The machine piecing has gone very quickly. I got a shoe box lid and set up rows of blades for each plate. It was like a little assembly line. Went very quickly. Fun, too!
I now have quite a stack of plates to show for it. Love those 30's prints!
Then came the time to put the plate on the 14 1/2" white on white pin dot squares. That's when I had a problem. I tried to machine stitch one on with a stitch on my machine. It was straight for a couple stiches and then a zigzag. I did not like that, especially when I tried to put on the yellow center. 
It was a mess and hard to control. So, I hand appliqued the next plate to the background. Loved it! But, it takes so long to do that. Today, I finally tried a tiny zigzag stitch on my machine to attach the plates. I am hand appliqueing the centers on. I think I can live with that.

2 comments:

Dana Hess said...

ZOMG! That is beautiful!! You do such amazing work mom!

Carrie P. said...

Love your dresdens. they are fun to make.

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